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I have recently redone my website in wordpress and moved it to a different server.

I need www.example.com/releases to point to another IP.

I have set releases.example.com to point to this IP.

So I'd now like when someone browses to www.example.com/releases for the user to be redirected to releases.example.com/releases.

The reason we need this to happen is our software automatically checks that folder for new releases (and we don't want to have to update that part of the code).

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To redirect all requests for example.com/releases to releases.example.com/releases (and all requests within), place the following near the top of the .htaccess file (below RewriteEngine On) in the document root of the main domain:

RewriteRule ^releases.* http://releases.example.com/$0 [R=301,L]

This does assume that you don't have any other URLs that start "releases" in the root of the main domain. $0 corresponds to the entire pattern that is matched (the entire URL-path).

I've used mod_rewrite (as opposed to a mod_alias Redirect) since WordPress also uses mod_rewrite for rewriting and it's not good to mix the two.

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