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    I am thinking about buying vbulletin, but please post how I would have 2 domains?

    2 domains that link to the same site.

    What do I buy, and how much would it cost?

    Also, if I want to change my domain, what do I do, and what to buy?

    Thanks, just for feature reference.

  • #2
    Originally posted by gerbil249 View Post
    I am thinking about buying vbulletin, but please post how I would have 2 domains?

    2 domains that link to the same site.

    What do I buy, and how much would it cost?

    Also, if I want to change my domain, what do I do, and what to buy?

    Thanks, just for feature reference.
    Buy one domain: domain1.com
    Setup your forum at domain1.com/myforum

    Link: http://domain1.com/forum

    Buy your second domain domain2.com and point it at domain1.com
    (PARK or ADDON)


    vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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    • #3
      To expand on what he said ^

      You need to buy a new webhost or server.

      Buy two domains. Go into your hosting Control Panel and create two domains.

      (Oh, and don't forget to add those nameservers to your domains!)

      Have the main domain at a folder, whatever you want it called. I'll use domain1.com/forums as an example

      www.domain1.com/forums

      With me so far? Now accolate the other one - its going to be www.domain2.com and you point it to www.domain1.com or www.domain1.com/forums (your choice)

      Done? Good. Now extract the VB files and move them into your desktop. From here, open up your FTP program, and move those files into the destination you'd like. and make sure you know where to put it.

      Annnnd go through the installation process. Once its installed, you're good to go!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gerbil249 View Post
        I am thinking about buying vbulletin, but please post how I would have 2 domains?

        2 domains that link to the same site.

        What do I buy, and how much would it cost?

        Also, if I want to change my domain, what do I do, and what to buy?

        Thanks, just for feature reference.
        I dont understand why you would want to have 2 domains.....It is additional SEO probs for you...just choose the one best suited for your niche....

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        • #5
          2 domains = 2 licenses

          with little exceptions, you need to contact vbulletin staff directly and describe in details what you want
          Last edited by lim (x³-7x²) = ∞; Thu 6 Aug '09, 3:08am. Reason: typo
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          • #6
            Originally posted by lim (x³-7x²) = ∞ View Post
            2 domains = 2 licenses

            with little exceptions, you need to contact vbulletin stuff directly and describe in details what you want
            Not really,Lim.
            2 domains that link to the same site.
            You can have any number of domains, all pointing to the same vB installation.
            It's upto the webhost to let you have them.(ADDON or PARK)


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            • #7
              not that easy, if different domains will show different content (i.e. subforum content instead of forum index) - it will need 2 licenses afaik
              of course if it will be the same content (like addon/park domain), most likely it will need 1 license, but it is better to ask staff directly
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