Help with Sub Domain / Redirect


#1

I’ll keep it short and sweet.

I have a website here: www.evrtstudio.com hosted by dreamhost.

I have a blog here: evrt.tumblr.com

I want my blog to use this address instead: www.evrtstudio.com/blog. My blogging service says I have to change the A record, but I don’t think DH allows that. Is it possible to redirect a completely different site to a sub directory? I tried using the cloak method and redirect, but it doesn’t work.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks


#2

You can certainly manipulate A records via the Dreamhost control panel. I’m not familiar with Tumblr, but I’m guessing they allow you to use your own DNS name for the blogs they host, is that correct? If so, you’d probably need to specify a host name (ie an A record, like blog.evrtstudio.com) that maps to a Tumblr server IP address.

You could also redirect the URL http://www.evrtstudio.com/blog/ to http://blog.evrtstudio.com/ for connivence.

There are probably also ways to mirror/proxy evrt.tumblr.com so it appears at the URL http://www.evrtstudio.com/blog/ , but I’m not sure of the details for that approach.


#3

I could give you an HTML that will basically display your blog in a frame 100% of the webpage.

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#4

Cloaking a site to act like it’s at another domain is never a good idea.

[color=#0000CC]If you wish to continue using the Tumblr interface:[/color]

Use a permanent redirect by placing a .htaccess file inside the www.evrtstudio.com/blog directory:

[color=#0000CC]If you’d like to fully switch your current blog to use your own domain:[/color]

  • Install WordPress into the www.evrtstudio.com/blog directory, either manually or via Panel Advanced One-Click.

  • Save the RSS feed of your Tumblr posts as an XML file.

  • Import the posts into your new WordPress installation as RSS.

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#5

lol, why is “Cloaking a site to act like it’s at another domain” never a good idea?


#6

Off Topic: Try Google.

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#7

Ah, Yes, I’ll get right on that. Sorry you couldn’t provide explanation to your post.


#8

Off Topic: I believe my reply to OP’s post is a complete reponse.

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