How to redirect requests to another folder using .htaccess?

I have my root directory and my website looks into that directory. I want it to look in the /subdirectory/ instead. I can't modify the server config.


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Try this:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com$
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteRule ^$ subdirectory [L]

If you want an external redirect, set the R flag there as well:

RewriteRule ^$ /subdirectory [L,R=301]
  • OK, it redirects, but I see www.myurl.com/subdirectory how can I hide subdirectory from URL?
    – Andrew
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 1:05
  • Check this answer out stackoverflow.com/a/10427485/804087
    – Anagio
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 10:45

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