Redirect/mirror or rename my domain dilema!


#1

Hi,

In a bit of a pickle with transfering domain names. I’m quite new to dreamhost and web development, and would really appreciate some help.

I’ve built a website under a ‘test’ domain name.

My client has now decided on their domain name, so I need to transfer from my ‘dummy’ domain to her final choice. She also has 3 associated domain names that she wants reruiting to this main site.

What’s the best way of changing over the domain names for a site that doesn’t completely mess up the internal linking structure and turn into a complete headache? I have built the site in wordpress.

I thought about mirroring all 4 of her domains to our ‘dummy site’ but now I’m reading that’s a really bad idea for SEO etc.

I’ve heard you can re-name the folders but not sure how that will play out in wordpress…

Any thoughts? Help much, much much apreaciated as launch date is looming!

Jen


#2

There may be other solutions, but what i would do is host her new domain under the exact same shell/ftp user that the test site is hosted under. (this puts both domains in the same ‘home’ directory

I can’t say you won’t break anything when you move the wp site over, but it’s pretty simply under the same user to relocate the site from the test domain to the new domain, but it should be too bad, especially if you can re-direct the test domain back to the new domain.

Next do 301 redirects (redirects, not mirrors) from her other domain names and your test name all back to the new main domain name.


#3

Star! That helps so much.

Thanks for your time and trouble :slight_smile:


#4

Hi,

Just one more question. I’ve added the domain name to the same shell/database as the dummy site.

What do I need to click on to ‘hand over’ to the new domain?

Confused!

Jen


#5

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Another way to prevent STDs is to always use condoms, and if your partner won’t use one then you can either refuse to have sex, or you can use one yourself. This goes for men and women as your health is your concern. It is also good if the person you’re having sex with cares about you, so that they will be willing to protect you both until you know if you have any infections. This could mean limiting the number of sexual partners you have, which is a good idea regardless as you don’t want to spread STDs around even more people, and informing everyone will inevitably be a bit awkward.

Should you have sex with someone whose sexual history you are not sure of, washing your genitals with soap and water can help clear away some of the germs before they have chance to take hold. If you are very worried, or you’re a bit impatient about getting your STD check done before you sleep with your partner, then you can come to us at samedaydoctor, either by appointment or to our walk in private clinic. We can give you results quickly on the same day, and our patients are treated with the utmost confidence.

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It is important to be aware of the damages STDs can do to you, so that you are more inclined to take precautions. Chlamydia, being the most common of STDs, can leave you infertile, and often has no symptoms at all. The same can be said of Gonorrhoea, and whilst genital warts aren’t going to leave you infertile. They can be very uncomfortable, not to mention very unsightly. The can also be very irritating, and so could make your work or school life very uncomfortable. It only takes on careless sexual encounter to contract a range of sexually transmitted diseases, so you must be cautious at all times.

You might think that with increased awareness of sexually transmitted diseases that numbers of those infected would be falling. Actually numbers are increasing in most of the diseases. STD clinics report that Chlamydia shows the biggest increase in incidents, with genital warts not too far behind. Herpes has also been on the increase in the last few years. The only STD that shows a downward trend is gonorrhoea.

The reason for the increase in STDs is likely to be two things. Firstly, people are more aware, and are therefore seeking to have an STD test. Lastly, people always think that it will never happen to them, and therefore engage in risky behaviour. The knowledge that they can get treated means that they are potentially less likely to worry than if STDs were incurable. The fact that they might get HIV/AIDS is unlikely to occur to them. This is worrying because if caught early HIV can be treated so that it doesn’t develop into AIDS. Here at samedaydoctor STD clinic we can test you for HIV 28 days after contact with a high degree of accuracy. You will also be able to get your results within four hours.

It is important to be aware of the damages STDs can do to you, so that you are more inclined to take precautions. Chlamydia, being the most common of STDs, can leave you infertile, and often has no symptoms at all. The same can be said of Gonorrhoea, and whilst genital warts aren’t going to leave you infertile. They can be very uncomfortable, not to mention very unsightly. The can also be very irritating, and so could make your work or school life very uncomfortable. It only takes on careless sexual encounter to contract a range of sexually transmitted diseases, so you must be cautious at all times.


#6

There isn’t anyone who especially wants an STD, or even to visit a GUM clinic for an STD test, yet the number of people with STDs in the UK is rising. There are ways you can prevent STDs, and the most obvious would be abstaining from sex altogether, or at least until you and your partner have had a full sexual health screening. You might wonder why you would need STD and HIV tests if you have never had sex, but as you can pick up HIV in other ways, or even some other STDs, it is worth doing for the sake of your health.

Another way to prevent STDs is to always use condoms, and if your partner won’t use one then you can either refuse to have sex, or you can use one yourself. This goes for men and women as your health is your concern. It is also good if the person you’re having sex with cares about you, so that they will be willing to protect you both until you know if you have any infections. This could mean limiting the number of sexual partners you have, which is a good idea regardless as you don’t want to spread STDs around even more people, and informing everyone will inevitably be a bit awkward.

Should you have sex with someone whose sexual history you are not sure of, washing your genitals with soap and water can help clear away some of the germs before they have chance to take hold. If you are very worried, or you’re a bit impatient about getting your STD check done before you sleep with your partner, then you can come to us at samedaydoctor, either by appointment or to our walk in private clinic. We can give you results quickly on the same day, and our patients are treated with the utmost confidence.

You might think that with increased awareness of sexually transmitted diseases that numbers of those infected would be falling. Actually numbers are increasing in most of the diseases. STD clinics report that Chlamydia shows the biggest increase in incidents, with genital warts not too far behind. Herpes has also been on the increase in the last few years. The only STD that shows a downward trend is gonorrhoea.

The reason for the increase in STDs is likely to be two things. Firstly, people are more aware, and are therefore seeking to have an STD test. Lastly, people always think that it will never happen to them, and therefore engage in risky behaviour. The knowledge that they can get treated means that they are potentially less likely to worry than if STDs were incurable. The fact that they might get HIV/AIDS is unlikely to occur to them. This is worrying because if caught early HIV can be treated so that it doesn’t develop into AIDS. Here at samedaydoctor STD clinic we can test you for HIV 28 days after contact with a high degree of accuracy. You will also be able to get your results within four hours.

It is important to be aware of the damages STDs can do to you, so that you are more inclined to take precautions. Chlamydia, being the most common of STDs, can leave you infertile, and often has no symptoms at all. The same can be said of Gonorrhoea, and whilst genital warts aren’t going to leave you infertile. They can be very uncomfortable, not to mention very unsightly. The can also be very irritating, and so could make your work or school life very uncomfortable. It only takes on careless sexual encounter to contract a range of sexually transmitted diseases, so you must be cautious at all times.

You might think that with increased awareness of sexually transmitted diseases that numbers of those infected would be falling. Actually numbers are increasing in most of the diseases. STD clinics report that Chlamydia shows the biggest increase in incidents, with genital warts not too far behind. Herpes has also been on the increase in the last few years. The only STD that shows a downward trend is gonorrhoea.

The reason for the increase in STDs is likely to be two things. Firstly, people are more aware, and are therefore seeking to have an STD test. Lastly, people always think that it will never happen to them, and therefore engage in risky behaviour. The knowledge that they can get treated means that they are potentially less likely to worry than if STDs were incurable. The fact that they might get HIV/AIDS is unlikely to occur to them. This is worrying because if caught early HIV can be treated so that it doesn’t develop into AIDS. Here at samedaydoctor STD clinic we can test you for HIV 28 days after contact with a high degree of accuracy. You will also be able to get your results within four hours.

It is important to be aware of the damages STDs can do to you, so that you are more inclined to take precautions. Chlamydia, being the most common of STDs, can leave you infertile, and often has no symptoms at all. The same can be said of Gonorrhoea, and whilst genital warts aren’t going to leave you infertile. They can be very uncomfortable, not to mention very unsightly. The can also be very irritating, and so could make your work or school life very uncomfortable. It only takes on careless sexual encounter to contract a range of sexually transmitted diseases, so you must be cautious at all times.

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#7

Depends on what content you have on the site. You didn’t say above if this was a custom site, worpress, concrete5…etc etc…

In many cases you can
– rename the newdomain.com directory something like newdomain.temp (or remove it if it is empty)
– rename testdomain.com directory to newdomain.com
– rename newdomain.com back to testdomain.com

If your using a CMS or other app you might take a quick peek at the config file and/or site settings in its admin to see if there are references to testdomain.com those will need to be manually updated.

If you want more step by step instructions tell us what application was used to build the site… (such as wordpress, concrete5, phpbb…etc etc.)