I have an odd question, and wonder if anyone can help (Atropos?). Seems like the staff are having a pretty bad week, so I don’t really want to bother them with this right now.
I’m setting up a bunch of ftp users on my site with their own webspace. I initially just created a subfolder for each (http://members.malcs.net/ajuarez/) and then used Redirect SubDir to have that address draw from the individual ftp account. Should be simple. Only thing is, Redirect SubDir won’t let me redirect to a root user folder–has to be a sub (http://malcs.net/ajuarez/web/) which is a longer address than I’d like.
So my alternate choice was to create a secondary subdomain, http://ajuarez.members.malcs.net - which lets me indicate the ftp user as primary user. Thing is, the url is still too long, and it’s just awkward–particularly because the accounts are for newbies. SO, my question is, is there another way I can make or request a redirect so that this subdomain is displayed at http://members.malcs.net/ajuarez/ ? I know it’s not a big difference, but trust me, I know my users, and I would like to be able to give them this more standard format.
I’m stuck. Am I missing something? I guess what I want is to redirect to a folder, not a subdom. Or to make a subdom look like a folder for my newbie users. To make matters more difficult, I’m installing a Wordpress blog for each user, so I have to be careful about permissions.
Suggestions appreciated. Let me know if I can explain this better. Thanks,