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Old 05-18-2010, 06:14 AM
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1 domain pointing to applications on different servers


Hi,

Could anyone help me out whether the following scenario is at all possible?

Have www dot domainname dot com pointing to 77.34.211.3 (my vps ip)
and www dot domainname dot com/forum/ pointing to 77.45.212.44 (another server)

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Old 05-18-2010, 06:32 AM
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Pointing subdomain to different server is possible,
but pointing subfolder to different server is not possible.

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Old 05-18-2010, 06:32 AM
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You could do it with subdomains:
www.domain.com to 77.34.211.3
forum.domain.com to 77.45.212.44

I don't know that there's any way to do it with sub-directories.

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Old 05-18-2010, 03:10 PM
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You could use a PHP Script to redirect the Site:

<?php

header( 'Location: http://IPAdress' ) ;

?>

Just upload it as index.php to your Subdomain section on the server. You will just see the IP in the Browser Address Field.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:57 PM
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To add another 'possible solution' to the mix, you could create a single html frame on http://www.domainname.com/forum/ that displayed content from the forum website on the other IP. But I feel dirty just suggesting that.

How important is it that you use the /forum URL? As has already been suggested, using a subdomain is the more natural solution.

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Old 05-19-2010, 09:21 PM
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Quote:
You could use a PHP Script to redirect the Site:

<?php

header( 'Location: http://IPAdress' ) ;

?>
That redirection will replace the Browser's URL address from "http://www.domainname.com/forum/" to "http://77.45.212.44" - It works fine but it doesn't look good as your visitor will see that IP address instead of the sub-folder address

The Single HTML Frame method also works fine, but the URL will stay remain "http://www.domainname.com/forum/" even you browse to other pages/different path on that forum site.

The best solution is to use sub-domain as mentioned by others above.

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Old 05-22-2010, 09:11 AM
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you should use subdomain option...

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