I've been using a free web host that gives me a free subdomain. In addition to that, I can create two subdomains off of that.
Recently I acquired some actual top-level domains. However, the domain provider seems fairly limited. My only two options for URL forwarding are:
- Frame (cloaking) - which puts the entire site in an iframe
- Redirect HTTP 301 forwarding
The former involves iframes and breaks everything about the web that makes sense, and the latter involves simply going to a different domain. I'd like to be able to simply point the new domain at the current free subdomain, or any subfolder of that domain and have it transparently act as the root.
Essentially, the free server would just host the file and the domain would point to. I'm trying to avoid having purchasing a server to put the files on.
I think an "add on domain" would work. But I am only able to create 2 of them with the free host. So it seems like I would only be able to use 2 domains with the host.
Is there some service I can use that will map the server root to the appropriate folder and so on that I could use so that I host many different domains in different subfolders and somehow point the domains each to a different folder? Or would I need my own web server where I have more granular control over such options?
Possibly related to: Is it possible to use domain forwarding with masking without the use of iframe?