I'm looking for some help in accomplishing redirects based on the subdomain. For example if some tries to access:


it will redirect to:


and if they go to:


it will redirect to:


I only need the root redirected, so if they go to:


it will not redirect.

I know the basics of creating htaccess files, I just can't seem to get it right for some reason to accomplish this. Any help is highly appreciated.


P.S. I should mention that all these subdomains point to the same document root.

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With mod_rewrite active try

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^1.test.com$
RewriteRule ^$ /file.php?test=something [L,R=301]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^2.test.com$
RewriteRule ^$ /file.php?test=somethingelse [L,R=301]
  • Thank you ... turns out I had it correct all along, but my browser cache was caching the old incorrect results so I didn't realize it was fixed. Apr 1, 2013 at 0:07

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