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Pointing a domain to a network install on a network solutions package (4 posts)

  1. Bohmchri
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have 7 blogs in one Network Install (or multisite for some of you). These are all hosted in one package on a Network solutions shared host. I recently learned that you can use their web control panel to point domains to your packages and/or subfolders.

    I took advantage of this and in so-doing found that with my package I can only point three domains to folders in a package (5 and 10 respectively for the Large and Unlimited packages).

    Directly after that I noticed that the folders which I had pointed domains to would give me a 403 Forbidden Error when I tried to access the site but not when I tried to access the wp-admin page.

    The thing that caused this... is that when you point a domain to a sub-folder from the network solutions web page, and that folder doesn't exist (as is the case with the network installs' sub-folder structure) the folder will be created.

    If you have an actual sub-folder with the same name as the network install's pseudo-subfolder (it's actually a mod_rewrite that gives the illusion of a subfolder in a network install) the adress http://example.com/examplesubfolder will point to the actual subfolder and not to the examplesubfolder site.

    Most of the support that I was able to find gave me a solution but this is not a problem with mod_security.

  2. That's really endemic of them, not hosting in general (you should be able to park as many domains as you want to a given location). So they limited you :/

    If you have an actual sub-folder with the same name as the network install's pseudo-subfolder (it's actually a mod_rewrite that gives the illusion of a subfolder in a network install) the adress http://example.com/examplesubfolder will point to the actual subfolder and not to the examplesubfolder site.

    You confused me here. WordPress Multisite is making a faux-folder with the redirects, so what are you doing here?

  3. Bohmchri
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well you seem to have repeated what I said.

    I was unable to find any support on this when I was experiencing the problem and thought that I might post something for anyone else who may run into the same issue.

  4. I'm still not sure what you're doing to 'work around' it though :)

    I quoted the part that confused me :) Can you perhaps explain a different way?

    Are you making a folder and redirecting, or are you parking the domain on the subfolder?

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