Domain Name Change

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1/19/2010 6:41:19 AM
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Domain Name Change

Is there any way of changing the domain name on an installed instance of mojo?

One of my sites nedds to have a complete domain name change but still point to the same site if poosible?

1/19/2010 9:05:00 AM
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Re: Domain Name Change

Hi David,

You shouldn't have a problem with this. All you have to do is setup the actual site (in IIS or Apache) to use the new domain name. mojoPortal will accept whatever domain is setup on the site.

mojoPortal doesn't use the domain name for links or anything like that BUT If you have any content, skins or custom code that references the old domain name you will have to make adjustments where appropriate.

There is one setting which allows you to force a preferred host name. You can read about it here. If this has been set, you will just need to disable it until after your site is working on the new domain name and then you can enable it again with the new name.

HTH,
Joe D.

1/19/2010 9:09:05 AM
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Re: Domain Name Change

Sorry, not sure if I explained myself correctly.  I have a site that is already up and running but the domain name is changing so I need to change the site to work on the new domain without reinstalling.  Is it possible to make a config change on the existing site to make this work?


Cheers.

1/19/2010 9:25:40 AM
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Re: Domain Name Change

Hi David,

You do not have to change anything with mojoPortal unless you fall into one of the following:

1) Have custom code using the old domain name explicitly. In other words, www.something.com is hard-coded in the custom code.

2) Your skin(s) use the old domain name explicitly.

3) You have content using the old domain name explicitly like for links or images. The editors included in mojoPortal do not use the full domain name for links and images but someone may have used the full domain name while using source view. Really, this isn't a huge issue. Most people don't go through the time to put links into their content without using the WYSIWYG editors.

4) The "AllowForcingPreferredHostName" key has been set and its corresponding setting in the Site Settings has been set to use a specific hostname.

If none of the above apply to this site, all you have to do is setup the domain's DNS to point to the server hosting the existing site.

Hope this helps,
Joe D.

1/19/2010 9:29:36 AM
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Re: Domain Name Change

Ah, brilliant...  Easier than I could have hoped for.  Thanks.

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