GoDaddy Help with Multiple Domain Support (URL Rewrite problem)

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3/24/2010 12:42:07 PM
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GoDaddy Help with Multiple Domain Support (URL Rewrite problem)

Hi there,

I am switching hosts after a bad experience and migrating over to Godaddy. I configured the whole thing for medium trust, and ported over the database successfully.

I have a GoDaddy account that supports multiple domains, but they do this in a very funky way, and mojoportal is having a difficult time with url rewriting.

The GoDaddy system is such that one domain is hosted in the IIS website root, and then other domains are hosted in subfolders under the root (which I believe are then treated as IIS Virtual directories). For example:

-Roothostfolderfordomain1
---subfolderfordomain2

In my case, I am hosting my MP installation as a secondary domain in the subfolder.

When you request domain2 with your browser, it goes right into the subfolder properly (with static files) and treats the subfolder as the root folder for that domain. Mojoportal however automatically does some url rewriting and redirecting, and the url becomes http://www.domain2.com/subfolderfordomain2/...

It always seems to append the subfolder name in the path.

Is there a way to get the URL rewrite functionality to not include the subfolder in the path, or to get mojoportal to correctly identify the proper root folder?

 

 

3/24/2010 1:52:26 PM
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Re: GoDaddy Help with Multiple Domain Support (URL Rewrite problem)

i had the same problem...

my fix was to ask a refund and choose another provider, as their support said "it is normal that the url rewrite should behave like that"

In my case, i chose IIS7 on godaddy

on godaddy the url rewrite fails with ANY ASP.NET website, so it's their fault, i guess

3/24/2010 1:57:00 PM
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Re: GoDaddy Help with Multiple Domain Support (URL Rewrite problem)

Hi,

Try changing the Document root for your sub-domain to a directory that is at the same level as your primary domain. I'm not even sure they will allow you to do this. The problem is, mojoPortal can run in a root domain, root sub-domain or a virtual directory of either but it is not going to run in a virtual-directory masquerading as a sub-domain. This type of configuration is unique to GoDaddy and poses all sorts of issues with .NET applications in general, not just mojoPortal.

HTH,
Joe D.

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