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Map subdomain to url..

#1
Maybe I ask the question wrong - but here what I want.

On my site I now have some 'big' add-ons installed. They all have url:

domain.net/forum
domain.net/wiki

and so on.. Some of them are more important than others and for these, I will have subdomain. Eg for forum have forum.domain.net and wiki have wiki.domain.net


So I wish to give members the opportunity to enter url http://wiki.domain.net and land on http://www.domain.net/wiki in browser.

How do I resolve this is best and what is possible. best practice?

I have all the necessary access to dns, webserver etc. so please shot on me..

Thanks in advance
 
#2
Ok ..

Got it to work - Right now my wiki and forum subdomain part is sync on dns and later also chat .. If you want to test:

http://wiki.danskhandicapforum.dk goes to directly to my wiki part and
http://forum.danskhandicapforum.dk goes directly to my forum part..

Now - whether it is the right way to do it must be unsaid - but it works for me. It would probably be more correct with an a-record to a directory on the webserver and so in this directory have some info in a .htaccess or html/php file to redirect. It is beyond my knowledge to find out.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
It is best to enforce just one URL per page for cookie reasons. The default cookie settings will not allow the login cookie to cross subdomains, so you can get a situation where users have to login twice, once for each URL.

You can setup a simple redirect where sub.domain.com redirects to domain.com/sub. That way no matter what URL they use to access the page they will end up on the same URL.

Is there a functional reason why you are using subdomains? If it's just for URL aesthetics then it might be best to avoid having multiple subdomains for the forum.