I'm having trouble remapping a sub-directory


#1

I already contacted support but the response they gave me didn’t help. The cause of the problem is that the sub-directory I wanna remap has a space in the folder name (I’ll call the folder “xxx xxx” for privacy purposes).

When DreamHost asked me to type a “Fully-hosted URL to remap”, I typed “http://mywebsite.com/xxx% 20xxx/”. For the new path, I typed “/home/otheruser/mywebsite.com/xxx% 20xxx/”. However, when I go to the URL “http://mywebsite.com/xxx% 20xxx/” it doesn’t work. I can only see the contents of “/home/otheruser/mywebsite.com/xxx% 20xxx/” when I go to the URL “http://mywebsite.com/xxx% 2520xxx/”.

So I’m typing in 1 URL that I want remapped, but it thinks I want a different URL remapped. How can I set it up so that when I go to the URL “http://mywebsite.com/xxx% 20xxx/”, I see the contents of “/home/otheruser/mywebsite.com/xxx% 20xxx/”?

Edit: Oops, the URLs didn’t show up properly, the forum must have automatically converted the "% 20"s to spaces. I just added spaces after each % so you can see what I wanted to type, so just ignore those spaces.


#2

Have you tried just mapping the subdirectory with spaces, rather than their % equivalents? Most web browsers nowadays will convert spaces. Heck, I think most web servers nowadays will convert spaces. It’s just a random guess, but…

Alternatively, you can replace the spaces with a _ instead. That’ll guarantee you no trouble.

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#3

When I try to map the sub-directory with spaces, DreamHost gives me an error message: “Error: The URL must not have any spaces in it.”


#4

Which path are you putting the spaces in? The source URL or the filesystem path? If the former, it may be easier just to rename it to xxx_xxx.

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