CNAME redirect & host blog on same domain? (Help a newbie out!)
I've got a bit of a tricky (and time-sensitive!) question and am turning to you kind folks for help! I'm a fairly experienced HTML/CSS designer but am a bit more of a novice in wading into the area of domains and hosting, so please bear with me if this is a simple/stupid question.
(NOTE: Because I'm a new user to this forum, the system said I'm not allowed to link to URLs -- that's why there are stupid spaces in all my URLs...)
Here's the situation:
I currently moderate a forum hosted on UserVoice (www . uservoice . com), one of those idea generation/discussion tools. The forum itself exists at napawash . uservoice . com. However, Uservoice allows domain aliasing, so I have set up a domain, www . betterbuyproject . com, and used my CNAME settings so that www . betterbuyproject . com is an alias for napawash . uservoice . com.
Here's the twist: I also want to host a blog at the same domain, either at blog . betterbuyproject . com or www . betterbuyproject . com/blog. I have set up a Movable Type installation on the domain name, but whenever I try to access it I'm just taken to a UserVoice page. My question is this: Is it possible to simultaneously:
Have my main URL, www . betterbuyproject . com, act as an alias for napawash . uservoice . com,
Have a subdirectory on my URL, either blog . betterbuyproject . com or www . betterbuyproject . com/blog, host a Movable Type blog?
One other solution I have considered is setting up a typepad blog at someurl . typepad . com and having the subdomain blog . betterbuyproject . com redirect/alias to that. Might that work?
Gary thanks so much for your reply. My questions are:
- If I did that, what domain should I have blog . betterbuyproject . com point to? Could I buy another URL, www . blah . com, host the blog there, point blog . betterbuyproject . com there, and have it run that way?
- If so, how can I make sure it does true aliasing, rather than redirection? (For example, even if someone goes to the blog and clicks a link into, say, a particular post, I want blog . betterbuyproject . com, NOT www . blah . com, to remain as the root URL they see.