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    James

    How do I get a domain I owned pointed to my database’s IWP page so I don’t have your server name in the URL?

    #195

    Carl Horton

    Hello James,

    The simplest thing to do is to create an alias of your domain for our server. This is accomplished by going to your domain name’s DNS control panel (this may be with your webhost or your domain registrar) and setup a CNAME record. For example, if your domain is mycompany.com and the server that hosts your database is n6.fmphost.com then create www as a CNAME of n6.fmphost.com. This will make http://www.mycompany.com be an alias of our server.

    Bests,
    Carl Horton

    #196

    James

    Thanks, but I want my domain to point straight to a specific layout on my database. How do I do that?

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    Carl Horton

    Hello James,

    I see. Ok, there are two basic steps that need be done.
    1) Setup a different hostname like db.mycompany.com to be an alias of our server using the steps I gave previously.
    2) Setup http://www.mycompany.com to point to a web server that redirects the user to your db.mycompany.com hostname with all the required FileMaker IWP query arguments in the URL.

    http://(Server Hostname)/fmi/iwp/cgi?dbpath=%2Ffmi%2Fiwp%2Fcgi%3F-db=(Database name)%26-startsession&acct=guest&login=Login&-authdb .

    Bests,
    Carl Horton

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