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1 website, 2 hosts, is it possible?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by brkseven, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. brkseven

    brkseven Regular Member

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    Can I have mydomain.com on one host and subdomain.mydomain or mydomain.com/folder on another?
     
  2. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    why not.

    You have to set a record for the subdomain and point it to another server.

    Contact Domain registrar for support. they can do it easily.
     
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    Yea, just point ur a records for the subdomin.
     
  4. brkseven

    brkseven Regular Member

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    Thanks. You guys mean contact the registrar who happens to be host A to point a subdomain to another host? I mean, what information do I have to get from whom?
     
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    -ReX- Power Member

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    You should be able to point it yourself. Who is your domain register?
     
  6. brkseven

    brkseven Regular Member

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    GoDaddy, also a host since I have space with them, but it sucks. So the idea was to have a main section of the website with them, another with someone else.
     
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    I can help you later via team view if you want or just google it, it's really easy.
     
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  8. brkseven

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    Thanks, I'm gonna try and come back if I can't!
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Am I in the twilight zone or somewhere?
     
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    Dafaq does this have to do withe the op?
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    mydomain.com/folder
    That!
    On a separate host?
     
  12. brkseven

    brkseven Regular Member

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    I doubt you can do mydomain.com/folder on a separate host, without a redirect, but apparently you can with subdomain.mydomain.com.

    However, I can't figure it out. I created a subdomain at GoDaddy, but there's no other option there, where would I go for setting a record as it was said above?
     
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    Hi guys, I had no luck. It's not working. I got into the GD cpanel, created a subdomain, pointed to the IP I see in another host's CPanel, gave it time to propagate, but then nothing. To be honest, I'm not even sure what I should see, if that is the IP it should point to, any tips? I'd be happy to Google it, but I'm not sure what I would be looking for...

    Thanks for any useful input!
     
  14. infoasian

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    You need to have a dedicated IP for the second host and use A Record in host entries at domain registrar to point that subdomain to your dedicated IP.
     
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    Ah, I didn't get that, I need a dedicated IP...That's too bad.

    No alternative, right?
     
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    That's how I do it and it's easy to get to work. There might be alternatives I am not aware of, but as far as I know you can not have separate nameservers for subdomains.
     
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    gooldude13 Newbie

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    you might be able to ghetto-rig something with no-ip
     
  18. brkseven

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    Not sure what that means, care to elaborate? Thanks!
     
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    pbagda Newbie

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    A more logical approach would be load balancing or a CDN. I'm not familiar with any advantages for you to host your subdomain on a different server. If it's for the SEO IP BS you've been reading about, seriously, don't bother is my advice.
     
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    gooldude13 Newbie

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    well, any dynamic dns should work really. it basically will allow your dynamic ip to act as a static one.