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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
  • Store site would be

I want to keep the directory path showing on the shop subdomain so what was previously would become

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, does it show exactly the same website/content as Does the URL change to when you click a hat product link? Please clarify – Mathias R. Jessen Feb 8 '12 at 16:42
When I go to it shows exactly the same content as However when I navigate through the store the URL is continously This means I can't link someone to a product. I would like to keep the beginning of the url as but have it extended as 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 to point to

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

You'll probably need to add, 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 displays as but when I navigate through the store. It reverts to I will try contacting vidahost as you suggested. – Dave Feb 9 '12 at 11:11

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