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Hi All,


We have lots of websites that host the same content and i'd like to redirect all of them to one URL.



I think this is done an HTTP redirect, but i've no idea how to set one up in IIS.



Any pointers would be cool
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Question by:detox1978
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by:AnthonyP9618
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So... you have

http://www.home1.com
http://www.home2.com
etc...

And you want them all to point to say http://www.home.com?  Can you provide some additional background?
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by:detox1978
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yeah, thats it.


i want 5 URLs'

http://www.home1.com
http://www.home2.com
http://www.home3.com
http://www.home4.com
http://www.home5.com


to all point to
http://www.home.com



so if a user types in http://www.home2.com the URL changes to http://www.home.com and displays the content of http://www.home.com



Thanks



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by:nitadmin
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You could use meta refresh in your html file to point all the other urls to www.home.com/index.html

Cheers,
NITADMIN
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To create a redirect in IIS, create a website for each domain.  In the website properties, under the 'Home Directory' tab, select 'A redirection to a URL' rather than 'A directory located on this computer'.  In the 'Redirect to:' field, put http://www.interxxxxx-stementsxxxx.com.  Make sure to check both the boxes marked 'The exact URL entered above' and 'A permanent redirection for this resouce'.

The 'permanent redirection' part makes this a 301/permanent redirect, which is more search engine friendly - something that you want to think about if these are public websites.
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by:DireOrbAnt
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Your best bet though, is to have the DNS A record changed to the IP you are redirecting to. Then if you use host headers, add those 5 domains in.
This will avoid the redirect overhead (even if it's small).
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by:detox1978
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DireOrbAnt , they are all on the same server so will have the same IP.

Will give humeniuk option a go.
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by:humeniuk
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detox1978 -

DireOrbAnt's solution will work if you simply wish to have the website work under each of the five different domains.  However, as noted, this can cause problems if you are hoping to have your website listed in the major search engines.
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