Tracker.y can create links on the same domains as your web sites. This requires setting up your web site with our installer, which only takes a couple of minutes. (There is no manual install, as the installation is quite complicated and is customized based on each server's settings.) Each plan comes with a different number of spots for setting up these kinds of domains. Extra domains can be added for only $5/month/domain.
Here is a video of setting up a domain:
When adding a new domain, the installer will modify your .htaccess file to redirect "404 not found" pages to the code we're installing. If you have Wordpress installed, it will instead upload a Wordpress Tracker.ly plugin to redirect 404 pages to the code we're installing and you will need to login to Wordpress and activate that plugin. Once the install is complete, pages that would have resulted in a 404 page will still go to your 404 page.
There are several ways to add a new domain:
1) Click the "New" button at the top of the dashboard, and then click the "Domain" button in the sub-menu.
2) Or, click the "Wizard" button, and then click the "Add New Branded Domain" button in the "Redirect Links" section.
3) Or, click the "Domains" button at the top of the dashboard, and then click the "New Domain" button.
4) Or, click the "New Domain" button when selecting a domain to point a redirect link to.
The first screen asks you for your FTP information so we can check your server and upload the customized code. Your details are sent to us through a secure SSL connection and are never saved, not even temporarily. Enter in the domain name you want to install and the FTP details as provided by your web host. Note that you will need to add the "www." to the front of your domain name if it only works with that. Otherwise, it doesn't matter if it is included.
It is important that you have valid place for 404 errors to go. (That's where people end up when they request a page that doesn't exist and isn't a Tracker.ly link.) So, we've made it easy. If you have one already setup, you can select the first option and enter in the web path for your 404 page. If you want, you can upload a generic 404 page that looks like this, by selecting the second option. That page is setup correctly for search engines to be happy. Or, if you like, you can use your home page.
On the next step, the installer will do the install. It will check if your system is compatible, upload the software to your site, configure everything, and test if it works correctly. If there are any problems, it will give you a list of things to tell your web host to do to make it compatible. Once those are done, you can try again.
Here's what the next step looks like in real-time: (It's a looping animated gif below.)
After the install, you will continue to the Domain Management page, or return to setting up a tracking link.
If you run into any problems, contact us, and we'll be happy to help you out.