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When I open - mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com I want to show up www.mydomain.com

How to create this record in the control panel? Control panel is a bit confusing for configuring records. I did not find much help/use-cases in documentation either.

From my understanding - I should create a CNAME record in DNS-overrides Section right?
i.e For sub-domain www.mydomain.com Create CNAME record = mydomain.com. Is this the right way?

PS: I'm pointing my NS records purchased in another registrar to WebFaction Name Servers.

Followup Question,

When adding new records, I don't see the TTL Field entry?
So this makes me think - what is the time for propogation of new Records when we are using webfaction Name Servers?

asked 13 May '12, 23:20

Prajwal
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Hi Prajwal,

The solution we'd recommend would be to use Apache's rewriting functionality. To do this with WebFaction you need to create a new Application in your control panel of category Static & type Static/CGI/PHP. Then create a new Website for the mydomain.com domain in your control panel and point it to the new static application. Detailed instructions for configuring Apache's redirect rules in this new static app can be found here:

http://docs.webfaction.com/software/static.html#redirect-a-domain-with-a-static-cgi-php-app

Regards,

Wayne K

WebFaction Support

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answered 13 May '12, 23:53

waynek
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edited 13 May '12, 23:54

Thanks. will look into it. :)

(14 May '12, 00:50) Prajwal

Doesn't URL redirects effect Search Engine results?

(14 May '12, 01:02) Prajwal

Yes, that is why the tutorial does a 301 redirect instead of 302 which is search engine friendly.

(14 May '12, 01:23) neeravk
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