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i have this url


i want to convert this into


how can i do this!! thanks :))

p.s. im using plesk

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I'm not familiar with Plesk's capabilities, but on a LAMP server, you need to use Apache's mod_rewrite module and have a wildcard DNS setup for *.example.com through your DNS provider (either your registrar or your hosting provider).

Your .htaccess for your virtual host will look like this:

  Options +FollowSymLinks
  RewriteEngine On
  RewriteBase /
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !www.example.com$ [NC]
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?([a-z0-9-]+).example.com [NC]
  RewriteRule (.*) user.php?user=%2 [NC,QSA]
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thanks,i have root access, how can i set a wildcard DNS thanks :)) –  Solomon Saleh Dec 30 '10 at 18:43
Setting up a wildcard DNS for example.com (*.example.com) has to be done by whomever controls your DNS records. i.e. in your WHOIS record for example.com, the nameserver records point to the DNS server(s) that control your DNS zone; this is likely the same place where you registered your domain (GoDaddy.com, networksolutions.com, etc.). –  gravyface Dec 30 '10 at 18:48

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