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Domain forwarding: using a different address, leaving the blog where it is (1 post)

  1. Blindenstein
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi everyone,

    I have a blog on my webspace provided by my university (which also provides PHP and MySQL), but the blog's URL is awfully long, like
    subdomain.domain.com/dir/subdir/username/blog... What I also have is webspace, and a nice domain, with a regular webspace provider -- who doesn't provide PHP and MySQL, though.

    So my question is: is there a way to leave my blog where it is, but give it a new address at nicedomain.com? I'm not talking about mere forwarding (I know how to set that up) -- I want all my blog's URLs to start with nicedomain.com, so that the awful long URL never shows up anywhere.

    So that
    subdomain.longdomain.com/subdir/username/blog/2010/myfirstpost
    becomes
    nicedomain.com/myfirstpost

    Any ideas are appreciated! Oh, and here's what I tried so far:

    this howto:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory
    is about giving WP its own directory on /the same/ server, but I gave it a try. I changed the site address to http://nicedomain.com and edited index.php on nicedomain.com to include
    require('http://{awful long address}/blog/wp-blog-header.php');

    No success, though -- I ended up with an "Internal Server Error" when looking up nicedomain.com. But maybe this is supposed to work and I made a mistake along the way...

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