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Redirect to .mac homepage (4 posts)
- Started 8 years ago by davidjrandolph1
- Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
How do I use Fetch to redirect to my .mac homepage? Thank you.
Scott McGuire Administrator
Do you mean you want to use Fetch to connect to .Mac so you can use it to make changes to your webpage there?
Unfortunately, Fetch cannot connect to .Mac at this time.
If you meant something else, please let us know.
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thank you for your reply. I mean using Fetch to redirect visitors to my .mac homepage. I bought a domain name, www.enewway.com,
and when people type that in, I want them to be redirected to my .mac homepage. I've been told that I can do this with an .htaccess 301 redirect, and/or a Meta Refresh tag but apparently the Meta Refresh this is not recommended. I have been told by a member in my Mac Users group that Fetch can do this but he didn't specify. There are apparently companies that provide this service but it's contingent upon buying your domain name and webhosting from them. In my case, I've already signed with a webhost for a year who doesn't do this, and, before I write it off, I want to see if I can figure out how to do this. Until I hear back from you, I am going to try to do a .htaccess 301 redirect using Fetch. Someone recommended I use the formula found on this webpage so that's what I'm be trying: http://www.webweaver.nu/html-tips/web-redirection.shtml
Scott McGuire Administrator
Thanks for the clarification. Fetch is a program for uploading to, downloading from, and managing files on file servers, such as your new webhost. It does not know anything about how to redirect webpages or web addresses.
So, what Fetch can help you with is uploading the .htaccess file or any HTML files you might need to your new webhost. However, by itself it cannot create the file on the webhost or put the necessary commands in the file for you. You have to create and type the right stuff in the file, and then use Fetch to upload it to your webhost.
So, what you need to do is create a file that contains the commands you want (perhaps as described on the webpage you linked to - I'm not enough of an expert to know if that will do what you want or not), use Fetch to connect to your new webhost and upload the .htaccess file or HTML files, and then hopefully visitors to your new domain name will be redirected your .Mac page.
If you're unfamiliar with connecting and uploading with FTP, you may want to look at the Fetch introductory tutorial in Fetch Help (or follow the link here).
I hope this helps, please let us know if you have more questions.
[This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 05-26-2006).]
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