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Perhaps someone who understand Web hosting can offer some insight into this.

I have several sites hosted at http://www.crystaltech.com. There were highly
recommended and seem pretty good. But this weekend I tried to create some
subdomains. For example, subdomain1.domain.com and subdomain2.domain.com.

While Crystal Tech supports this, subdomains must point to an IP address.
Therefore, it is not possible to point the subdomain to a subdirectory on
the same site, which is my preference. I can redirect is but then I end up
with a URL like subdomain1.domain.com/subdomain1, which I don't care for.

On the other hand, GoDaddy.com allows an umlimited number of subdomains and
they can all point to subdirectories on the same site.

Is Crystal Tech lame? Or is GoDaddy unusual in this case? I just don't want
to have to purchase yet another account for a subdomain of a site that uses
only a tiny percent of the resources available to that account.

Thanks for any thoughts.

--
Jonathan Wood
SoftCircuits Programming
http://www.softcircuits.com

Nov 17 '08 #1
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several dns names with the same subdomain, can either resolve to the same
ipaddress or the same. when you are the same, host headers (http 1.1) are
used to determine the web site.

how this is configured depends on the webserver. for example without an
addin, iis 6.0 requires a website per ipaddess or host header, and does not
support mapping to a sub folder of an existing site, though the physical
mapping can do this. with big ip, the host header can be used to pick the
backend server and folder.

ask your isp how to configure a site for host headers.

-- bruce (sqlwork.com)
"Jonathan Wood" wrote:
Perhaps someone who understand Web hosting can offer some insight into this.

I have several sites hosted at http://www.crystaltech.com. There were highly
recommended and seem pretty good. But this weekend I tried to create some
subdomains. For example, subdomain1.domain.com and subdomain2.domain.com.

While Crystal Tech supports this, subdomains must point to an IP address.
Therefore, it is not possible to point the subdomain to a subdirectory on
the same site, which is my preference. I can redirect is but then I end up
with a URL like subdomain1.domain.com/subdomain1, which I don't care for.

On the other hand, GoDaddy.com allows an umlimited number of subdomains and
they can all point to subdirectories on the same site.

Is Crystal Tech lame? Or is GoDaddy unusual in this case? I just don't want
to have to purchase yet another account for a subdomain of a site that uses
only a tiny percent of the resources available to that account.

Thanks for any thoughts.

--
Jonathan Wood
SoftCircuits Programming
http://www.softcircuits.com

Nov 17 '08 #2

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I'm sorry I'm lost. This is a shared hosting company, as indicated. My ISP
has nothing to do with this. Other than that, I didn't really understand
what you're saying.

--
Jonathan Wood
SoftCircuits Programming
http://www.softcircuits.com
"bruce barker" <br*********@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:F0**********************************@microsof t.com...
several dns names with the same subdomain, can either resolve to the same
ipaddress or the same. when you are the same, host headers (http 1.1) are
used to determine the web site.

how this is configured depends on the webserver. for example without an
addin, iis 6.0 requires a website per ipaddess or host header, and does
not
support mapping to a sub folder of an existing site, though the physical
mapping can do this. with big ip, the host header can be used to pick the
backend server and folder.

ask your isp how to configure a site for host headers.

-- bruce (sqlwork.com)
"Jonathan Wood" wrote:
>Perhaps someone who understand Web hosting can offer some insight into
this.

I have several sites hosted at http://www.crystaltech.com. There were
highly
recommended and seem pretty good. But this weekend I tried to create some
subdomains. For example, subdomain1.domain.com and subdomain2.domain.com.

While Crystal Tech supports this, subdomains must point to an IP address.
Therefore, it is not possible to point the subdomain to a subdirectory on
the same site, which is my preference. I can redirect is but then I end
up
with a URL like subdomain1.domain.com/subdomain1, which I don't care for.

On the other hand, GoDaddy.com allows an umlimited number of subdomains
and
they can all point to subdirectories on the same site.

Is Crystal Tech lame? Or is GoDaddy unusual in this case? I just don't
want
to have to purchase yet another account for a subdomain of a site that
uses
only a tiny percent of the resources available to that account.

Thanks for any thoughts.

--
Jonathan Wood
SoftCircuits Programming
http://www.softcircuits.com

Nov 17 '08 #3

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"Jonathan Wood" <jw***@softcircuits.comwrote in message
news:ed**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>Ask your ISP how to configure a site for host headers.

I'm sorry I'm lost. This is a shared hosting company, as indicated. My ISP
has nothing to do with this. Other than that, I didn't really understand
what you're saying.
I believe that Bruce is slightly confused between an ISP (i.e. a company
which provides an Internet connection) and a host (i.e. a company which
hosts a website)...
--
Mark Rae
ASP.NET MVP
http://www.markrae.net

Nov 18 '08 #4

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