How do you/can you forward a specific page from an iWeb site?

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  1. krye macrumors 68000

    krye

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    I have a site made with iWeb and I have forwarding set up through godaddy.com. The one problem I am having is this:

    If the site address is: http://web.me.com/myname/mysite/Welcome.html

    and I have it forwarded to: http://www.mysite.com,

    How do I forward/specify a specific page within the site?

    For example: If I have an address of another page like this:

    http://web.me.com/myname/mysite/support.html

    I'd like to be able to say that you can get to it like this:

    www.mysite.com/support

    If I enter a "/whatever" page in my browser it doesn't work. I've never been able to figure this out. Anyone know how to do this? Every site on the planet works like this. Why can't I figure it out?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Forwarding won't really allow for this, AFAIK. What you need to do is set it up as a Personal Domain in MobileMe's account settings, then it will function as you described. I could be wrong, though. Try making sure that the forwarding is set up to go to http://web.me.com/myname/mysite/ (in your example), and not directly to the page.

    jW
     
  3. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    You are correct. With domain forwarding, you cannot use the forwarded domain to go to a specific page other than the homepage. That means you cannot bookmark pages or send links via email, etc - you would have to use the real URL for those purposes.

    Unless you already use a mobileme personal domain for another domain, you should go that route.
     
  4. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

    RumMunkey

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/528.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/528.16)

    You should be able to set up a sub-domain with Go Daddy though. I've never used them myself, but here's how it (generally) should work:

    Set up a subdomain "support" and point it at the url you want (http://web.me.com/yyou/support.html).

    You should be able to access it at www.support.yoursite.com.
     
  5. krye thread starter macrumors 68000

    krye

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    Cool, thanks. I'll check it out.
     
  6. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    That's domain forwarding and it is what has the limitations I described.

    for example, if you have http://support.yourdomain.com forward to http://web.me.com/you/support/ and you want to bookmark web.me.com/you/support/details.html, you have to bookmark the web.me.com URL. You cannot bookmark support.yourdomain.com/details.html - that will result in a 404-file-not-found error.
     

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