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Posted on 2004-04-04
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I'm running one windows 2000 machine for my webserver.  My setup looks like this: Internet to router - router forward port 80 & 21 to (windows 2000 server).  I want to be able to host subdomains.  I'm going to buy my domain and have it point to my router's ip. How can i setup subdomains to run on my single machine???
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ryangclear earned 150 total points
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use host headers. I'm assuming your talking about subdomain websites right?

you'll also have to add A records to your dns server to point to your router                         -    points to your router       -    points to your router     -    points to your router

the hostheaders will direct the webclient to the right website

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ID: 10754071
so i'd make a host header that that ?

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ID: 10754072
^^ that said...

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ID: 10754073
thats right

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ID: 10761059
Any HTTP 1.1 compliant web server software should handle subdomains properly. If all of your subdomains are going to be on the same system, then the record for * should point all miscelaneous undefined subdomains to your IP address. HTTP 1.1 has been around forever, so every major web server software supports it. (IIS, Apache, etc.)

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