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Point subdomain to sub-directory

Posted on 2010-09-07
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Hello,

I have an ASP.NET application.

let's call it www.myapp.com

I want to point a subdomain to a subdirectory of it

e.g., pub.myapp.com would point to www.myapp.com/pub

It wouldn't be a redirect. It would be more like an alias.

I tried creating an IIS website and pointing it's home directory to the subdirectory. But, it creates a web.config file and I get errors when I try to go to it via a browser. It wants the app root, seemingly, to be in that subdirectory.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance,

Steve
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by:it_saige
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Are you using IIS6 or IIS7?

What errors are you receiving (associated error numbers and code would be helpful)?

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IIS 6

I'm getting an ASP.NET compilation error

BC30002: Type 'UserAuth' is not defined.

If I go directly to the subdirectory outside of using the subdomain, it works fine.
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by:it_saige
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How did you create your subdomain (in other words did you create it as a new website under an existing website or as a new website directly under the server)?

You mention that you go directly to the subdirectory outside of using the subdomain, could you elaborate a bit?

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by:skbohler
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I created it as a new website on the same level as my other websites. Didn't know you can create a website under an existing website.

What I meant was that if I go to www.myapp.com/pub, I don't get the error.
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it_saige earned 500 total points
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ah, so your getting an error when you browse to the site using pub.myapp.com as opposed to www.myapp.com/pub...

I think I have a better understanding...

Let me paraphrase your question.

You have an existing .NET web application/site [www.myapp.com].  In this web application/site you have a directory called pub.  You wish to publish pub as a subdomain [pub.myapp.com].

Am I following you correctly?

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by:skbohler
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Yep, that's correct.
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