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htaccess and dynamic subdomains

8:28 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Please can you help me. I am trying to set up a domain that uses dynamic subdomains to show content instead of a folder eg.


The pages are created in php with the two fields and

example.com?index.php?field1=XXX&field2=YYY works fine

However using the following htaccess rule

RewriteRule ^(.*)$.example.com/.*)/index.html$ index.php?field1=$1&field2=$2 [NC]

shows a 404 error.

wild card subdomains have been enabled on the domain.

10:09 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)


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welcome to WebmasterWorld, 4theuk!

RewriteRule ^(.*)$.example.com/.*)/index.html$ index.php?field1=$1&field2=$2 [NC]

the RewriteRule Pattern matches the path which does not include the hostname.

if you want to capture and use part of the hostname in your RewriteRule you must use a RewriteCond backreference (%N) and specify the HTTP_HOST server variable as the TestString in the RewriteCond.
10:49 am on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thank you phranque for your explanation as to why it wouldn't work.


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