Can I Get www.HappyDude.com to Re-Direct to My YouTube Site?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    Guys,

    I love this community. Within the past few days I've managed to purchase my full name (example; JohnSmith.com) via DreamHost for one year.

    My original intent was to create a kick ass website, for the sake of friends (new & old) and family... however discovered this to be a bigger task than originally expected. WordPress & SquareSpace seemed to be the sites I was/am most interested in... however SquareSpace is another $144 a year and being a frugal college student, it's too much to spend on a small friend/family oriented website. WordPress is great considering I already have a domain name purchase (Again, my first and last name.com) however there's a bit of a learning curve with WordPress and i'm not that savvy when it comes down to it.
    Truth be told, I want something completely no maintenance.

    I then stumbled upon the idea that my website could be my YouTube Channel. After all, I love YouTube and now that I've purchased an iPhone 4 am uploading new and random videos almost everyday. My only concern is that JohnSmith.com looks better on a business card as opposed to YouTube.com/user/JohnSmith --------- and am simply wondering if there is a way for people to visit my JohnSmith.com site and be redirected to my YouTube Channel.

    Community, I love you.
     
  2. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ?
     
  3. NZed macrumors 65816

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    sorry, no offense
     
  4. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No worries, nevertheless do need help on this. If it's not possible then I see no choice but to ask for a refund for that domain name I purchased.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Modify (or create) the .htaccess file to include the line,

    Code:
    Redirect 301 /old.html http://yourdomain.com/new.html
     
  6. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sweet, thank you. I'm assuming this would be done via the DreamHost control panel?
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You could probably just do it via ssh. I'm not familiar with Dreamhost's control panel, but it's probably for tweaking various options related to your domain rather than actually creating files. It might provide some interface for the htaccess file though, you'd have to dig around.
     
  8. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Success! Dreamhost has a panel of which I just changed it to redirect to my YouTube channel. Thanks Miles!
     
  9. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    Great for you.

    I was already looking for the html code I use to redirect one of my domains to my other domain.
    Just let me know if you need it anyway.
     
  10. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    #11
    I tried checking out your side but it redirects me to this:
     

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  11. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    lol.

    I'm currently messing w/ my settings to determine whether I want my domain to redirect to my YouTube Channel, or a specific YouTube video.
     
  12. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    oh xd, tell us when its up :)
     

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