leek leek - 10 months ago 50
Apache Configuration Question

Use Mod_Rewrite to Rewrite ROOT to Another Path

Note: I have tried the suggestions under this question but they either don't work or give me an infinite redirect loop error.

I have the following in my .htaccess file:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

# Rewrite old links to new
Redirect 301 /howitworks.php /how-it-works
Redirect 301 /testimonials.php /testimonials
Redirect 301 /contact_us.php /customer-service
Redirect 301 /affiliates.php /affiliates
Redirect 301 /account.php /customer/account
Redirect 301 /shopping_cart.php /checkout/cart
Redirect 301 /products.php /starter-kits
Redirect 301 /login.php /customer/account/login

# Force to Admin if trying to access admin
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} www\.example\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} admin [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://admin.example.com/index.php/admin [R=301,L,QSA]

# Compress, Combine and Cache Javascript/CSS
RewriteRule ^(index.php/)?minify/([^/]+)(/.*.(js|css))$ lib/minify/m.php?f=$3&d=$2

# Always send 404 on missing files in these folders
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/(media|skin|js)/

# Never rewrite for existing files, directories and links
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !server-status

# Rewrite everything else to index.php
RewriteRule .* index.php [L]

# Force www in url and non-example domains to example
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.example\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^ww2\.example\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^qa\.example\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^uat\.example\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^local\.example\.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^admin\.example\.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L,QSA]


I need a rewrite that will do the following:

Rewrite: http://subdomain.example.com/ to http://subdomain.example.com/page

I would also like this to hide the /page (/ would act as if it was /page) but this is not a necessary requirement. Also, I'd like it to work with HTTP or HTTPS.

Any help is greatly appreciated because I have been struggling with this for hours.

Answer Source

A correct redirect of the root path is simply :

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/$ /page [R]

to force this only on one subdomain (which should barely happen if your rewrite block is in a virtualhost definition) :

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =subdomain.example.com
RewriteRule ^/$ /page [R]