Sidepath Launched and How to use it at the top-level
Last Thursday I successfully launched Sidepath, a side project of mine. It was a long time in the making as I had been very busy in the many months before the launch with my main projects.
Sidepath is a simple user interface for easily adding .htaccess redirects to a folder on your domain enabling you to give out simple addresses to complex URLs.
I have received a steady stream of purchases of the first version and am very pleased with how things are progressing. I did receive a question today which hadn’t crop up before, not even in the beta testing: Can I run sidepath from a top-level domain/subdomain? from Jon at Scripting Off.
Can I run sidepath from a top-level domain/subdomain?
The short answer is yes. Here is how:
- Upload the Sidepath files into the top-level domain/subdomain
- Edit the config files $url variable (eg http://go.yourdomain.com)
- Leave the $folder variable blank (eg “”;)
- Create a blank file in the top-level called .htaccess
- CHMOD the .htaccess file World Writeable, 777
That is all you need to do, no other changes need to be made.