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digitalmars.D - wikiservice.at or prowiki.org?

reply Stewart Gordon <smjg_1998 yahoo.com> writes:
Wiki4D is accessible via URLs in two very different domain names:

http://www.wikiservice.at/wiki4d/wiki.cgi
http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi

I've been using the first of these, probably because it was the first 
one I discovered and it just stuck that way.

Both are identical and equally up to date AFAICT.  And the homepages

http://www.wikiservice.at/
http://www.prowiki.org/

are very different, so it doesn't look like a simple case of two domains 
aliased to one server.  So why the two addresses?

Is either of them the "preferred" one?  Or are they set up for faster 
access in different geographical locations?  Or what?

Stewart.

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Mar 03 2006
next sibling parent jcc7 <jcc7_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <dua0e3$lnd$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Stewart Gordon says...
Wiki4D is accessible via URLs in two very different domain names:

http://www.wikiservice.at/wiki4d/wiki.cgi
http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi

You're right. Someone else brought up this point before: http://www.digitalmars.com/d/archives/digitalmars/D/4223.html
I've been using the first of these, probably because it was the first 
one I discovered and it just stuck that way.

For a time there, I was using both www.wikiservice.at and www.prowiki.org without realizing it. I couldn't figure out why I was having to tell the wiki who I was so often. ;)
Both are identical and equally up to date AFAICT. 

Yep.
And the homepages
http://www.wikiservice.at/
http://www.prowiki.org/

are very different, so it doesn't look like a simple case of two domains 
aliased to one server.  So why the two addresses?

Helmut explanins some: digitalmars.D/4249 digitalmars.D/4247 I guess it's good for Helmut's business to provide options? I think he provided more details somewhere else, but I couldn't find it.
Is either of them the "preferred" one?  Or are they set up for faster 
access in different geographical locations?  Or what?

For what it's worth, I think that prowiki.org is preferred. That seemed to be the consensus when this issue was brought up the first time. I've tried to use prowiki.org links when I recommend a Wiki4D page and that's what Digital Mars uses for the comment pages. I don't think the name of the server affects the speed at all. Each server is probably in the same building (if they're not virtual servers anyway). jcc7
Mar 03 2006
prev sibling parent Helmut Leitner <leitner wikiservice.at> writes:
Stewart Gordon wrote:
 Wiki4D is accessible via URLs in two very different domain names:
 
 http://www.wikiservice.at/wiki4d/wiki.cgi
 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi
 
 I've been using the first of these, probably because it was the first 
 one I discovered and it just stuck that way.

There are even more than that. <http://www.wikiservice.de/wiki4d/wiki.cgi> <http://www.wikiservice.ch/wiki4d/wiki.cgi> <http://www.wikiservice.com/wiki4d/wiki.cgi> <http://www.wikiservice.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi> <http://www.prowiki.com/wiki4d/wiki.cgi> They all go to the same physical server and there is no fundamental difference in using one of them.
 Both are identical and equally up to date AFAICT.  And the homepages
 
 http://www.wikiservice.at/
 http://www.prowiki.org/
 
 are very different, so it doesn't look like a simple case of two domains 
 aliased to one server.  So why the two addresses?

Basically they are. These two domain are just redirected to different directories. Why? I wanted my customers, as far as they do not provide their own domains, to be able to choose a domain that fitted their needs: .com signalling a corporation .org signalling a non-profit organization .at signalling Austria .ch signalling Switzerland .de signalling Germany The name "ProWiki" came about a year later than "WIKISERVICE" and I didn't want to register these and further domains x5, so I just offer prowiki.org/com.
 Is either of them the "preferred" one?  

Probably: <http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi>
 Or are they set up for faster 
 access in different geographical locations?  Or what?

No. reasoning given above. But probably it would be time to buy an unique domain for this wiki. It seems to be accepted by the D community.
Mar 03 2006