I have a CMS installed on a subdomain (say blog.domain.com). I created a site on it but the site can be accessed at (blog.domain.com/sites/mysite). I also have to use other links like blog.domain.com/#/create and blog.domain.com/#/login/mysite

How do I achieve the following things:

  1. Redirect all requests to blog.domain.com to blog.domain.com/sites/mysite WITHOUT changing the URL.
  2. Still have access to blog.domain.com/#/create and blog.domain.com/#/login/mysite

I know there are a lot of answers on .htaccess redirects but I cant find the complete answer for both my questions above.

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In your subdomains document root, try the following:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/sites/mysite/
RewriteRule (.*) sites/mysite/$1 [L]

Since this is an internal rewrite, you don't need to do anything with regards to #2

  • thanks for your response @DocRoot. There are two things that are happening: 1. The above rule redirects to blog.domain.com/sites/mysite but the url isn't changed. it should remain blog.domain.com 2. I am still unable to access blog.domain.com/#/create. It redirects me to blog.domain.com/sites/mysite/#/create
    – takeradi
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 14:22
  • "but the url isn't changed" - I assume you mean "is changed"? Try clearing your browser cache. The above directive shouldn't be redirecting. The URL should not change. If you've been testing redirects (ie. R=301) then these will have been cached by the browser.
    – DocRoot
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 14:50
  • yep. i did that. no luck. i use chrome by default but i also used firefox and safari in this case to verify.
    – takeradi
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 14:53
  • Do you have any other directives in your .htaccess file? Is your subdomain stored in a subdirectory off the main domains document root, and this .htaccess file is in that subdirectory? Try removing the slash prefix on the RewriteRule substitution (I'll update the answer).
    – DocRoot
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 14:57
  • i cleared the cache again. that works partially. i see the site has been redirected but i get some javascript errors because its looking for a javascript file under the main directory instead of the mysite directory. and the second one doesnt work at all
    – takeradi
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 15:06

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