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I've done searching for my answer and have tested a few solutions, but nothing has worked so far.

I'm trying to get a URL like this http://baseball.sports.com to rewrite to http://pro.sports.com/baseball-index.php.

However, I still need to keep the domain the same (http://baseball.sports.com). The reason being I have about 5 subdomains (baseball, football, soccer, etc.) that I want to run off the same code base (pro.sports.com).

Everything is on the same server. I'd be happy to answer any other questions that would help me get a resolution.

I truly appreciate any direction that can be given to me to solve this.

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What are the solutions you have tested already but didn't work? –  Henning Makholm Nov 5 '12 at 21:06
    
Where is the webroot for baseball.sports.com and pro.sports.com? Are they the same directory? –  Jon Lin Nov 5 '12 at 23:38
    
if your directory structure on hosting is like /home/username/pro/ (for pro subdomain) and /home/username/baseball/, you can use same code on any domain by including source from real path. –  Aleksandar Dec 15 '14 at 16:20

4 Answers 4

Your best bet is to create an index.php and place it in your web root folder (normally named public_html) that is connected with the website http://baseball.sports.com.

That index.php file must contain a script to load contents from the other website you're trying to link to.

This PHP code might work well for you:

<?php
echo file_get_contents("http://pro.sports.com/baseball-index.php");
?>

If not, then you should research the CURL library, especially if the other website involves secure forms you want users to fill in, etc...

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Rewrite rules won't work across sub-domains, even on the same server.

You could use mod_proxy to make this happen. Configure baseball.sports.com to proxy the information that you want from the other subdomain.

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You are looking for something pretty similar to me.

This code worked (it redirects the user to a new link) but it needs some polish

Options +FollowSymlinks -MultiViews
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(.*)\.example\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /%1-index.php [L,NC]
</IfModule>

So this should redirect someone entering to "baseball.example.com" to example.com/baseball-index.php

Best regards

PS: Credits to Dave Lozier (Redirect subdomain to folder without changing the URL)

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