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    Redirect Website url to VLE

    Hi there,

    I'm after some advice on how best to redirect our school website url to our VLE.

    Currently our website has a temporary page which redirects to our uniservity VLE after 30 secs. I would like it so it redirects instantly. It would also be great to retain the Website address as it's better than the VLE one
    I think the server is IIS, as I tried a .htaccess file and it didn't work. I'm aware I could use a meta-refresh or a frames page, or reduce the countdown to redirect but I've heard all of these are perceived badly by search engines.

    The website is hosted by RM and I could just send them a change request to 301 redirect to the school-portal address, but I often have to use the webspace to prove we own the domain for certificate requests etc. and this wouldn't keep the sch domain visible.

    Is there a way to achieve this?

    Thanks,

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    Opps forgot to add url adresses

    Our website URL is Home Page and our VLE address is Hailsham Community College ***


    Thanks,

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    If you don't want to use a 301 then I think the only other option is to use a standard redirect in a HTML file.

    The code is:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Hailsham Community College - Redirect</title>
    <meta http-equiv="REFRESH" content="0;url=http://www.school-portal.co.uk/GroupHomepage.asp?GroupID=273775"></HEAD>
    <BODY>
    </BODY>
    </HTML>
    Last edited by Edu-IT; 5th July 2009 at 03:14 PM.

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    dont matter was a bit slow on submitting that, EduIT beat me lol

    but tbh, if you have access to the domain account, you could just setup a forwarder for that domain to point to Hailsham Community College **

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCC View Post
    Hi there,

    I'm after some advice on how best to redirect our school website url to our VLE.

    Currently our website has a temporary page which redirects to our uniservity VLE after 30 secs. I would like it so it redirects instantly. It would also be great to retain the Website address as it's better than the VLE one
    I think the server is IIS, as I tried a .htaccess file and it didn't work. I'm aware I could use a meta-refresh or a frames page, or reduce the countdown to redirect but I've heard all of these are perceived badly by search engines.

    The website is hosted by RM and I could just send them a change request to 301 redirect to the school-portal address, but I often have to use the webspace to prove we own the domain for certificate requests etc. and this wouldn't keep the sch domain visible.

    Is there a way to achieve this?

    Thanks,
    As the question has been answered. i thought i would ask how you getting on with uniservity?

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    You can redirect your page with the following piece of code:

    Code:
    <%@ Language=VBScript %>
    <%
    Response.Status="301 Moved Permanently"
    Response.AddHeader "Location", "http://www.school-portal.co.uk/Grouphomepage.asp?GroupId=273775"
    %>

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