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I have 2 websites a main website hosted at fasthosts and an e-commerce website hosted at Vidahost.

I want to combine both websites under the same domain set.

  • Main site would be www.mydomain.com
  • Store site would be shop.mydomain.com

I want to keep the directory path showing on the shop subdomain so what was previously www.mystore.com/product/hat would become shop.mydomain.com/product/hat

How can I accomplish this, have already created the subdomain on fasthosts and setup web forwarding to the store but the directory paths do not show.

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What do you mean by "the directory paths do not show"? When you go to shop.mydomain.com, does it show exactly the same website/content as www.mystore.com? Does the URL change to www.mystore.com/product/hat when you click a hat product link? Please clarify –  Mathias R. Jessen Feb 8 '12 at 16:42
When I go to shop.mydomain.com it shows exactly the same content as www.mystore.com. However when I navigate through the store the URL is continously shop.mydomain.com. This means I can't link someone to a product. I would like to keep the beginning of the url as shop.mydomain.com but have it extended as shop.mydomain.com/products/hat. Hope this clarifies =) –  Dave Feb 8 '12 at 17:06

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When you use Fasthosts' Web Forwarding Masking option, they simply create a frame around the website you are "forwarding" to.

To accomplish your goal, you need to create a DNS CNAME record for shop.mydomain.com to point to www.mystore.com.

Before you do this, check out this page at Vidahost' support site.

You'll probably need to add shop.mydomain.com, though it's not entirely clear what an "Addon Domain" is.

Chances are, they employ name based hosts, and when you try to access a site with a host header not configured at Vidahost, it won't work, so if the Addon Domain feature doesn't work, try contacting Vidahost support

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Thanks for the explanations, I followed your instructions and shop.mydomain.com displays as www.myshop.com but when I navigate through the store. It reverts to www.myshop.com/.... I will try contacting vidahost as you suggested. –  Dave Feb 9 '12 at 11:11

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