Direct domain from 1and1 to DH server


#1

I bought an extra domain from 1and1 and want to direct it to example.com/example on my DH server. I don’t want to just forward it though. I’ve tried playing around with CNAMEs and A Records but I’m lost. Can someone help me out?


#2

Create a new domain in the Dreamhost panel, where the document root is /home/yourusername/example.com/example


#3

Maybe I could have explained my question better. I bought hosting and a domain with Dreamhost. Lets call that domain1. I bought a second domain through 1and1, domain2, that I want to redirect to domain1.com/example. How do I do this? I read about CNAMEs and A Records but I’m not sure how to use them. I go into my admin panel at 1and1 and go to add a CNAME but it says I need an alias. What do I enter there? Or am I way off on how to direct the new domain?


#4

By “redirect”, do you mean change the URL in the process? If no, my suggestion will work fine. If yes, just 301 it through your registrar’s control panel.


#5

By redirect I mean I want the domain to change accordingly when a new page is clicked. So after I direct it, when someone clicks domain1.com/example/page1 it would say domain2.com/page1 whenever someone would click a page. I think its called mirroring, where it appears to have all the files hosted on domain2 when they’re really still on domain1. I don’t want to use just simple forwarding.


#6

domain1.com should host /home/username/domain1.com
domain2.com should host /home/username/domain1.com/example

Unless I’m still misunderstanding you, that should work.


#7

Doing that will have the pages update accordingly and the domain won’t just revert back to domain1.com/example whenever I click past the first page?

I don’t have to use a CNAME or anything? I know how to input the CNAME I just need to know how to create an alias for domain1.com/example.