http://domain.com vs http://www.domain.com (2 posts)

  1. kirkhayes
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am having serious problems with my website. It can easily be viewed with ie @ http://kirkhayes.com, but if you try http://www.kirkhayes.com you will get an error. I also was trying firefox, but got a homepage that was text only...no formatting.

    I am confused because I thought that http://domain.com is the same as http://www.domain.com. Am I wrong?

  2. lelion
    Posted 9 years ago #


    It's probably related to some settings in your Control Panel / your hosting / DNS.

    What kind of error it gives?

    For example, when I was setting up my hosting with DreamHost, I had an option of:

    1) Use both http://www.mydomain.com and just mydomain.com
    2) Redirect http://www.mydomain.com to mydomain.com
    3) Redirect mydomain.com to http://www.mydomain.com

    I guess, in your case, the WWW option isn't properly working/set up. Check through your panel. You may also ask your host in a support letter/ticket to check this for you and to make so http://www... also works as the other option (with out the "www" prefix).

    Hope this help? :-)

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