IIS6 HTTP redirect

Posted on 2006-10-26
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
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
Question by:detox1978
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Expert Comment

ID: 17816707
So... you have

And you want them all to point to say  Can you provide some additional background?

Author Comment

ID: 17817913
yeah, thats it.

i want 5 URLs'

to all point to

so if a user types in the URL changes to and displays the content of



Expert Comment

ID: 17824636
You could use meta refresh in your html file to point all the other urls to

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humeniuk earned 500 total points
ID: 17825302
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  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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Expert Comment

ID: 17830220
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).

Author Comment

ID: 17830715
DireOrbAnt , they are all on the same server so will have the same IP.

Will give humeniuk option a go.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17831130
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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