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    Website points to old address.

    I have a website that we have lost the password for and it points to the wrong address for our app.

    The old incorrect address is https://**********/stnew

    The correct address is https://*******

    We just need to leave off the stnew part. Not sure how to redirect the users if they click on the old link and it takes them to this old site that just throws a 404 error. I went into the Error Pages setting and listed a text page to tell the users the correct URL but it will not show it.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Reed Brown
    ITOT Solutions, Inc.
    Alpha v12

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    Re: Website points to old address.

    You can put code similar to the following on any page of your website that the user will pass through:

    <%A5
    uri = request.request_uri
    if containsi(request.host,"stnew")
    response.redirect("http://otherdomain.com"+uri)
    end if
    %>

    request_uri grabs the part of the URL after the domain.com part, like "index.a5w?param1=abc"
    request.host grabs the part of the URL up to the domain, like "mydomain.com".
    So if the user goes to mydomain.com/stnew/index.com?param1=abc, they will be redirected to http://otherdomain.com/index.a5w?param1=abc

    The request.host will not work on very old browsers.
    I am not sure how "permanent redirect" works, but you should search on that term to see if that is useful.

    BTW - "stnew" sounds like something I might have done. Is this our friend from Texas?
    Steve Wood
    See my profile on IADN

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      #3
      Re: Website points to old address.

      Thanks Steve but the web site goes straight to that URL, so no place to put that code. No, not our friend in Texas.
      Reed Brown
      ITOT Solutions, Inc.
      Alpha v12

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        #4
        Re: Website points to old address.

        "straight to that URL" -- you can add an index.a5w under the folder named stnew. Then you do have a place to put that code.

        Also, you can create an A5W page as the 404 Error page, and that A5W page can contain any xbasic, including redirecting them to the right location.

        Texas client - too bad. I was hoping he was getting taken care of. He kept (or perhaps still is) bouncing around from developer to developer, looking for the cheapest rate, all over the world and his application is a mishmash of all of those developer's programming styles. He would have been in better hands paying a higher hourly rate to developer for a consistent platform.
        Steve Wood
        See my profile on IADN

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          #5
          Re: Website points to old address.

          That worked Steve, thanks
          Reed Brown
          ITOT Solutions, Inc.
          Alpha v12

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