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thefilmmaker

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I want to make my site URL go straight to my Geeklog site. At the moment the Geeklog site is its own directory and when a user accesses my site they must click a link i set up to go to the Geeklog site. I want it to go straight their.
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Dirk

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Simply move everything one directory level up and adjust your paths and the site URL. And maybe read the bit about public_html in the installation instructions again ...

bye, Dirk
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thefilmmaker

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I was told their was a piece of code that could just be pasted onto the index.html file. That redirected the user? I would prefer this - can you help?
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beewee

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Look at w3schools.com for the redirect script. It's not 100% safe with every browser I'm afraid. Does your hostingprovider supply you with a decent controlpanel like cPanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin? Those offer lots of easy redirect possibilities.
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knuff

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If your webserver is running on apache and you have access to your own .htaccess file, you can easily setup the redirect here.

So a simple redirect line should do the trick or using the DirectoryIndex .

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DirectoryIndex filename.html index.cgi index.pl default.htm

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Redirect /olddirectory/oldfile.html http://yoursite.com/newdirectory/newfile.html

 


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thefilmmaker

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I dont unerstand. When I do either of these it just displays it as text on my page and does not redirect to anywhere.
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knuff

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The .htaccess file is a real file on a apache webserver.

It's a hidden file (hence the dot in front).

As beewee suggested have a look if your hosting provider offers a redirect interface, this is normally a user friendly way of editing your .htaccess file.

If I confused you, just ignore the .htaccess option.

Why not edit your index.html file with a simple line like this in the header part.

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<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=public_html/index.php">

Just make sure it is between your <head> and </head> tag
 


Should just work very fine on all browsers.




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Dirk

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I still think moving all the files one directory level up would be the best solution (unless your hosting service lets you change the document root, as beewee suggested).

My suspicion is that you have the files outside of Geeklog's public_html (config.php, etc.) in your web root now and that's really not how things should be (for security reasons, among other things).

bye, Dirk
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thefilmmaker

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Thanks everyone - it works.
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