View Full Version : Suggestion: URL masking

10-25-2004, 01:06 AM
I would like WestHost to implement the option to mask URLs via the Site Manager interface. For example, domain1.com would remain in the address bar throughout the time a user is visiting the website, while actually he may be accessing domain2.com/folder1/folder2.

Is this possible? Thanks! :mrgreen:

10-25-2004, 01:42 AM
This is already possible from the Domain Management page of the Site Manager. You can add domains and have them point to whatever folder you want.

10-25-2004, 06:11 AM
Thanks Jalal for your answer. :D After looking at the Site Manager more thoroughly, it can be done with the subdomain, if that's what you mean.

10-25-2004, 09:50 AM

No.. he means that you can have a regular domain point to any directory within your VDS. For example :

If you have domain1.com 's main dir : /var/www/html/nantasen

You can have domain2.com point to : /var/www/html/nantasen/whatever/you/want


10-26-2004, 10:41 AM
Thanks for your answer Richard. Actually I was confused with something else. I will check it out and see if that's actually what I need. I was looking into subdomain rather than the domain names that you mentioned. My account supports up to 10 domain names, but I was thinking of cloaking/masking the URL of the webmail that I use. For example, to access neomail I would have to type http://domain.com/cgi-bin/plugins/neomail/neomail.pl. But the thing is, I would like it to look as if its http://mail.domain.com/cgi-bin/plugins/neomail/neomail.pl or http://mail.domain2.com/cgi-bin/plugins/neomail/neomail.pl instead. Any advice is appreciated. :D

10-26-2004, 10:46 AM
Does this help?


Setting up a subdomain can be done through the site manager. I just looked for the section on setting up subdomains in the manual (http://manual.westhost.com/) and don't see it.

10-26-2004, 10:22 PM
Torrin, this is exactly what I need. Thanks! I appreciate your assistance.