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  1. dallasp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm running multi-site with Massive Passive Profits (MPP) plugin accross a dozen sites. Thinking I wasn't getting many hits, I checked the server stats and it shows 80k+per month. However a very large proportion of them look like the following example, http://demajcomau.ipage.com/2010/12/18/reality-tv-reality-tv-versus-creative-programming/

    even though this should have been to http://annoyingrealityshows.demaj.com.au/2010/12/18/reality-tv-reality-tv-versus-creative-programming/

    If I load the first example address into a browser, I arrive at http://demaj.com.au/wp-signup.php?new=demajcomau.ipage.com

    Is this an error in the .htaccess or a setting within WP somewhere? Apart form this, the multi site works well, as does the MPP plugin.

    Your hlep would be greatly apprciated.

  2. So you're using domain mapping?

    No, it's not an error and no, there's no setting.

  3. What are you using to check server stats? Google, wordPress.com stats, Woopra, or what?

  4. dallasp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Andrea_r - thanks for the response, even though it doesn't fix my problem.

    I'm not aware of domain mapping. How do yo do this and will it solve my problem?

    Ipstenu - using Google Analytic showed only very few hits, however when I review the stats through my cpanel, the hits, visits and pages are enourmous.

  5. Which one (google or cpanel) is telling you that THIS URL is being hit:

    http://demajcomau.ipage.com/2010/12/18/reality-tv-reality-tv-versus-creative-programming/

  6. Andrea_r - thanks for the response, even though it doesn't fix my problem.

    I'm not aware of domain mapping. How do yo do this and will it solve my problem?

    Part of trying to find out what exactly went wrong is asking you questions to figure it out, as your original post just doesn not have enough information.

    you've got two domains listed in there and you said you're using multisite. usually, double domain references in there means issues with the domain mapping plugin, which you seem unaware of.

    Google Analytic showed only very few hits, however when I review the stats through my cpanel, the hits, visits and pages are enourmous.

    Because the server stats show you all the bot traffic as well. Google analytics isn;t going to show you all the times they hit your site.

  7. dallasp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Andre, my apologies - I seem to have struck a nerve accidentally. I was not being critical, just factual. I appreciate your efforts to help me resolve my problem, so please don't take my responses personally.

    My domain is 'demaj.com.au' and my sites are subdomains as in 'xxx.demaj.com.au' using WP. The main domain is currently just a holding page and admin login. The 'demajcomau.ipage.com' is the address according to my host.

    My .htaccess file is below. This is as it was from setup, and I suspect may be involved, although I'm a little at sea with coding here.
    ___________________________________
    # BEGIN WordPress
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$1 [L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ - [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
    # END WordPress
    _____________________________________
    According to the site statistics, the pages attempting access are structured like the following: http://demajcomau.ipage.com/2010/12/18/reality-tv-reality-tv-versus-creative-programming/. This is not the correct address as it assumes the root directory for where the articles are stored. This is why I wondered whether there was a setting that I did not have correctly formatted.

    The traffic stats from the server shows 80k+/m hits excluding bots etc. which are ~90k/m hits. The GA code is held within Google 'Analytics Tracking Code Embeder' plugin.

    Again, I appreciate your help.

  8. So demajcomau.ipage.com == demaj.com.au then? Okay, that makes sense.

    AND becuase of that, I think that THIS URL ( http://demajcomau.ipage.com/2010/12/18/reality-tv-reality-tv-versus-creative-programming/ ) is coming up in your cPanel Sites because of how your HOST configured it. Basically, they default to THEIR name of the page, not the REAL name. They screwed up. You can fix this, I'm sure, but I'm just not sure how without knowing a ton more details.

    This is something you should tell your host "Hey, my site stats aren't reporting the correct URL, they're kicking back your temp URL, and that's messing me up. Can we change it?"

  9. dallasp
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks to you both. I'll follow up with my site host.

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