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berzerkmonkey
Jul 23, 2003


We recently moved our ASP website to a new host, and are using Plesk for the control panel. We've got a few domains hosted elsewhere that are supposed to point to sub directories within the main site:

www.shortURL.com
-resolves to-
www.reallylongdomain.com/with/sub/directory/index.asp

This works fine - the domains are pointed to the new host and are forwarded to the proper sub directories.

What isn't working is:

www.shortURL.com/about.asp
-resolves to-
www.reallylongdomain.com/with/sub/directory/index.asp
-instead of-
www.reallylongdomain.com/with/sub/directory/about.asp

Essentially, I want a redirect that retains the unique URL info someone might enter. I don't want them getting redirected to the main directory and have to search for the page.

I see you can do this in IIS, but I don't have access (shared hosting.) I also tried this in the web.config with the following code, but the whole site errors out:
code:
<rewrite>
<rule name="Canonical Host Name" stopProcessing="true">
  <match url="(.*)" />
  <conditions>
    <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="^www\.shortURL\.com$" />
  </conditions>
  <action type="Redirect" url="http://www.reallylongdomain.com/with/sub/directory/{R:1}" redirectType="Permanent" />
</rule>
</rewrite>
Anyone have any ideas on this one?

berzerkmonkey fucked around with this message at Apr 28, 2016 around 20:02

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berzerkmonkey
Jul 23, 2003


Figured it out - I was missing a tag:
code:
<rewrite>
<rules>
<rule name="Canonical Host Name" stopProcessing="true">
  <match url="(.*)" />
  <conditions>
    <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="shorturl\.com$" />
  </conditions>
  <action type="Redirect" url="http://www.reallylongdomain.com/with/sub/directory/{R:1}" redirectType="Permanent" />
</rule>
</rules>
</rewrite>

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