Why would you want that anyway. “IF” it was possible, then there would be confusion because the user would think the site was subdomain.com but it is really subdomain.website.com. If someone owned subdomain.com, they would get that persons website. Not yours. This is a bad idea to even try.
There is **no way** to make this work. If you *own* both domains, obviously you can redirect one to the other. At that point, however, it is no longer “multiple websites” – it’s *one* website that has several domain names pointing to it.
> I have subdomain like so subdomain.website.com I want to hide the parent directory from the URL
There is no “parent directory” (no “directory” at all) in that URL. If you meant something else, perhaps you could explain further.
Thanks. I’ve never heard of anybody doing this either. Just hoping it would be a cheap fix to serving multiple sites under one domain…obviously not. Think I will just take Chris’ advice and dig up some spare change for the additional domains.
Therefore, as @chrisburton suggested, I think I’ll be purchasing a few new domains
@NSR – I’m glad you are choosing to purchase the domains because hacky attempts at changing the URL are never a good idea as far as I’m concerned. To anyone who notices the hacky nature of the URL, its a red flag. I’ve seen hacky URL stuff kill SEO and as you pointed out, usability can be impacted.