What I'm trying to accomplish is:

1. A person, with IP loads my webserver ( and reaches htdocs/
2. Another person, with ip does the same request, and reaches htdocs/folder/

If possible, I'd like to stick to port 80 requests only.

I'm currently using the setup:

<LocationMatch "/">
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from ::1 localhost
    ErrorDocument 403 /error/XAMPP_FORBIDDEN.html.var

    ServerAdmin frederik@*.dk
    DocumentRoot "/XAMPP/htdocs/"
    ErrorLog "logs/lan-error.log"
    CustomLog "logs/lan-access.log" combined

I'd like to allow everyone else to see the folder. And then, depending on the client IP, set another DocumentRoot.

1 Answer 1


I don't think you can do it the way you're envisioning (with conditional DocumentRoot). However, you can achieve the same thing with Apache Rewrites by adding the following to your VirutalHost declaration, or in the .htaccess file in your document root:

RewriteEngine On 
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_HOST} !^192\.168\.1\.5
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/blog/?
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} /(.*)$
RewriteRule (.*) /blog [R=301,L]

Essentially, if the user's IP isn't your IP address, and they're not requesting something in the /blog folder, it will redirect them to the /blog folder. If it's your IP address, or if they're requesting something in the /blog folder, then no redirect will occur.

  • 1
    I believe I'll stick to listening to another port. But upvoted and accepted, for a legit answer. Feb 27, 2013 at 7:23

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