I am administering a website that previously had mini-sites set up for various physical locations using sub-domains (
town2.site.com, etc.) and I now need to disable these mini-sites. They are no longer being used and reside on a server that is obsolete. However I want the users that may have or find old links to be directed to the Magento store running on a new server with a request that looks like
www.site.com/store-locations-city1 so that the user gets that store's information page.
If I simply change the DNS entries for those subdomains to point to the web store server, and there is no virtual host configuration, they will be redirected (I believe, haven't tested) to the default virtual host. (i.e.
city1.site.com directed to
www.site.com's IP with no virtual host for
city1 will be redirected to
If that is correct, can I simply set up a rewrite rule for each subdomain that reqrites the URL to
www.site.com/store-location-[city/town] ? Where would I configure those rewrites?
If this doesn't work the way I think it does, what alternative do I have?
Upon further reading, I tested with one site and these are my results: without a virtual host, I can verify that the url is automatically redirected to the default virtual host.
If the url originall contained anything it doesn't change this behavior.
I added a virtual host for that subdomain with:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost ServerName city.site.com ServerAlias www.site.com city.site.com Redirect / http://www.site.com/store-locations-city </VirtualHost>
which works unless the original URL had something else in it, say
city1.site.com/contact which results in a 404 because
www.site.com/store-locations-city1contact doesn't exist.
I still need to know how and where to rewrite anything other than
/ in this case