Last post Dec 10, 2006 02:55 PM by miketrash
Dec 09, 2006 06:25 PM|miketrash|LINK
Can anyone tell me if this is possible or an alternate solution?
I want to have a web application where users sign up, a subdomain (or a subfolder?) is created, and that folder is setup as a virtual directory, and a web application is copied to that folder that is personalized for that user.
Another requirement is to have that sub(domain/folder) pointed to by a domain later. For example: SomeUser.MyMainSite.com is pointed to from www.SomeDomainTheUserRegistered.com or www.MyMainSite.com/SomeUser/ is pointed to from www.SomeDomainTheUserRegistered.com
Is there a host where I can do this cheap? Can hosted accounts hit the helm api? Does anything like this exist in Helm 4?
I don't know if the business will work so I don't want to spend up front if I can help it.
If I am forced to go with a more expensive solution...what then? A Virtual Server?
Dec 10, 2006 10:01 AMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
Might want to look at using a framework like DotNetNuke and creating these as portals.
Dec 10, 2006 02:55 PM|miketrash|LINK
Are you talking about technical implementation of the folder/create/virtual directory? I think I can create the folder structure, and make it a virtual directory. (not sure about medium trust here though, but I think im ok if i stay in my space)
My main concern is the hosting provider. Most hosts have helm. In helm you can create subdomain like mycustomer.mydomain.com and in the folder structure its like this:
helm auto creates the mycustomer directory when you create a subdomain and makes it a virtual directory by default i believe.
That would be perfect if I could use some helm api call from code to do that. I don't think helm supports this though (i looked at helm 3 api, 4 is not up on their site yet)
I guess what I'm saying is a need a cheap way to accomplish my goal. Possible solutions?:
1. I *think* I can create /mycustomer/ as a subdir and then make it a virtual directory. What I need then is to point www.mycustomerssite.com to that subdirectory. so www.mycustomerssite.com --> www.mydomain.com/mycustomer/
2. Somehow automate helm to make a subdomain. mycustomer.mydomain.com (which would create the /mycustomer/ virtual directory for me).