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Technical Questions About Changing Domains

Postby DamonG » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:12 pm

Will the old domain redirect to the new one? What kind of redirect? And will each page redirect to the same same page on the new domain (given that the relative paths don't change)?

If the old domain doesn't redirect automatically, what are my options to make sure it does?

It appears that the site goes offline for awhile during the change. What server response code do you issue during this time? I would prefer a 503 code.
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Re: Technical Questions About Changing Domains

Postby smisha » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:30 pm

Hello,

>> Will the old domain redirect to the new one?

Yes, It is possible to redirect old domain to new one.

>> What kind of redirect?

You can use 301 (permanent) redirect. You can set the redirect through control panel.

>> And will each page redirect to the same same page on the new domain (given that the relative paths don't change)?

You will have to apply apache's mod_rewrite rules with Regex notations in .htaccess for setting up this. You can open a ticket to support@canadianwebhosting.com for further assistance.

>> If the old domain doesn't redirect automatically, what are my options to make sure it does?

You can simply setup the redirection through control panel. If it doesn't work, please open a ticket to support@canadianwebhosting.com.

>> It appears that the site goes offline for awhile during the change. What server response code do you issue during this time? I would prefer a 503 code.

Normally, there is no downtime while setting up the redirect.


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