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I have a domain where my main account is hosted  (astsolutions.co.za)

In this domain is a folder zimbabwe which supportzimbabwe.com points to.

If you goto supportzimbabwe.com it changes to astsolutions.co.za/zimbabwe which is where the site is, but I would like to keep that piece astsolutions.co.za/zimbabwe to read supportzimbabwe.com so it looks like a site on its own.

Many thanks
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by:Chandan_Gowda
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by:jinxster
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Thank you for your trouble Chandan.

That question is more about developing a web browser control that displays another address in the URL bar.

The suggestion of a frame is a good one. I will try that and let you know.

Many thanks
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CWS (haripriya) earned 125 total points
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You can create a CNAME record in your DNS settings of the domain supportzimbabwe.com so that it points to the other website folder. This way the address bar shows only the website supportzimbabwe.com.
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by:snrudda
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If yo3 need to have supportzimbabwe.com in the browser address bar while display content of astsolutions.co.za/zimbabwe then frame should be the solution. But note hat address won't change as use: A4CA; any link on the page and, if the link have target attribute set you'll get new browser window with right path in its address bar.

You may also do some trick like put PHP script on your supportzimbabwe.com server, set it up as 404 error page for the supportzimbabwe.com site. The script should simple check the $_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"] variable and download appropriate page from interested URI from within astsolutions.co.za server, and output (after maybe a decent modification) to the client. Tricky way and I'd better not to use it but this will do the trick very good. Beware of DOS attacks!
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by:jinxster
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Hi,

Thank you cyberwebservice and snrudda.

The frame idea kind of works as long as I pay for hosting account. My plan here was to not pay for the hosting account. The loss of the links are also not so nice, but I can live with that. (Bookmarking reasons)

So at this time I wont use frames thought it is a solution to this type of problem.

The CNAME also needs a hosted site and cannot be a parked domain (unless I am doing something wrong - possibly)

I did make progress on modding the .htaccess file. However I didnt succeed.

Attached my .htaccess file as it is now.

I don't know .htaccess error paths well enough so I dont know what to read into the situation that it does nothing.

I have also tried using the HTTP_REFERER variable, but no changes occured.

If anyone has any light on my htaccess configuration it would be appreciated. Do you think I should close this question and start a new one?

Thank you
# -FrontPage-
#Allow from all
#Allow from all
#Allow from all
IndexIgnore .htaccess */.??* *~ *# */HEADER* */README* */_vti*
<Limit GET POST>
</Limit>
<Limit PUT DELETE>
</Limit>
php_flag register_globals off
AuthName astsolutions.co.za
AuthUserFile /usr/www/users/astsol/_vti_pvt/service.pwd
AuthGroupFile /usr/www/users/astsol/_vti_pvt/service.grp
Redirect permanent /public_html http://www.astsolutions.co.za/AST/
 
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} astsolutions.co.za
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/AST
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ AST/$1 [L]
 
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} supportzimbabwe.com
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^zimbabwe
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ zimbabe/$1 [L]

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by:jinxster
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Many solutions to this problem. Both are correct though I wont use either. I will try an .htaccess mod rewrite.
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by:CWS (haripriya)
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Thanks and Good luck :)
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