Insite Forwarding SPECS
How does it work?
Our InSite Forwarding service acts as a proxy, making requests to your Forums.net forum while appearing as a part of your website to end users.
This means your forum can appear at www.your-website.com/whatever-you-want, so that search engines see your forum as a part of your existing website, even though it's hosted in the cloud.
Installing InSite Forwarding is quick and easy. If you need help getting started, our developers are ready and willing to help clarify the instructions for you.
Here's what you'll need:
Access to the back-end of your website
LWP::UserAgent (and all dependencies)
LWP::Protocol:https (and all dependencies)
Apache with mod_rewrite
(If you don't know what this means, don't worry. You can still take advantage of the SEO-generating power of InSite Forwarding even if you aren't a developer. Talk to us any time if you need a walkthrough, we'll go over the installation process with you one-on-one).
Here's how you'll install it:
We will provide you with a Perl module to download and install
You will then create a .htaccess file in the same directory, and paste the code we provide you into this new file
You will then setup a location on your website for your forum to be loaded from, for example www.your-company.com/forum
In this folder you created you will place a Perl Script that we provide to you and set its permissions
Frequently Asked Questions
How is InSite Forwarding actually done?
InSite Forwarding is really a small script that you install on your server and setup to run from a URL that you choose, for example, www.mysite.com/forum. This script acts as a proxy to your Forums.net forum, so that all requests that are made to that URL are routed directly to our servers. In essence, this makes your forum available at both your normal Forums.net URL and the URL at which you installed the InSite Forwarding script. When setup properly, your forum will look for all the world like it is just another section of your website.
I'm not a professional developer, can I still install it myself?
Yes! We have made setting up InSite Forwarding as easy as possible, and in-depth technical knowledge is not required. If you get confused or stuck at any time, you always have the option of purchasing a developer setup call to have one of the members of our experienced development team help walk you through the process one-on-one over the phone.
How much does it cost?
You can capitalize on the benefits of InSite Forwarding for $25 a month in addition to your chosen plan. If you have selected our Small Business or Enterprise level solutions, InSite Forwarding is already included!