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Transparent redirect with htaccess and/or mod_rewrite

Posted on 2004-10-09
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Hi All,

This is what I plan to do:

Basically, I request a custom account with my webhost that has around 10mb space and 10mb bandwidth and lots of add-on domains. I register domains on behalf of my customers, and add each on to a separate directory. I create the same directory on my ISP webspace (with unlimited bandwidth), and use the apache mod_rewrite function to send all files requested from the newly added domains to the ISP hosting. Then I have a login on my ISP pages where my customers would be able to log in and upload files to their directory in the ISP hosting.

Theoretically, I think theirdomain.com/some.doc should go to ISPhosting.com/~user/theirdomain/some.doc.

I can't figure out how to make the redirects to be transparent. If there's an alternative solution I'd be happy to hear it. :)

Thanks,
Matt Phillips
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You must mount localy yorur dir form ISPHosting.

ISPhosting.com/~user/        -->   LocalMountDir

Set up ftp server to your customers with per account basedirs like:

user logs to theirdomain.com (witch is pointing to your machine) and FtpBasedir will be the LocalMountDir/theirdomain (with is realy ISPhosting.com/~user/theirdomain) and
/some.doc is ISPhosting.com/~user/theirdomain/some.doc

It's transparent to your customers untill you link is ok with your ISPHosting.com
If you lost connection, you can show a message to them that database is under maintenance.
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I think my post is adequately answers asker problem.
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