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So, I’ve now got control of istic.net. istic.net is going to have a number of subdomains, and I don’t really want to muck around with apache every time I want to add one, or get my Friendly Neighbourhood Sysadmin to do so.

Instead, I want mod_rewrite to do it, which it does. I have a virtualhost that handles *.istic.net, and passes it on to the following .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule     ^.*.istic.net.*$        -       [L]
RewriteRule   (.*) %{HTTP_HOST}/$1

Which redirects “http://ritual.istic.net” to ”~/sites/istic/ritual.istic.net”, which is what I want.

That shouldn’t have taken as many hours as it did, so I’m writing it down.

Secondly, I’ve moved my braindump – hol.istic.net – to a temporary new home whilst the DNS resolves. By the wonders of my new domain name, it’s temporarily housed at supercalifragil.istic.net which is possibly the best subdomain ever 🙂

So, my personal “hire me” site could go to “narciss.isitic.net”, I could move all my open source projects to “altru.istic.net”, set up a site about religion at ritual.istic, head of into the futur.istic and be all m.istic about it and whenever I got fed up with the whole blogging thing and needed to move, I can always go ball.istic.

This isn’t actually far from the plan, which is to move the far flung tin-pot empires of AqCom that are getting lost under five years of journal archives & articles, and move them to their own domains – or subdomains, or sub-subdomains – where they can live happily ever after.

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