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3:51 am on Jun 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I have had my domain for year and I have registered a new domain that is pointed to my main domain. Using my .htaccess can I have the second domain point to a specific directory?

For example, my regular domain is www.maindomain.com I registered www.seconddomain.com. I would like www.seconddomain.com to point to www.maindomani.com/second

Is this possible? I want to give the illusion that my www.seconddomain.com site is on a different server.



11:08 pm on June 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com]!

This is fairly easy if you can use mod_rewrite on your server.

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?seconddomain\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /second/$1 [L]

Things get a bit more complex if you are using scripts with query strings:

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?seconddomain\.com
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^product=(.*)$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /second/$1?product=%1 [L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?seconddomain\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /second/$1 [L]

Ref: Introduction to mod_rewrite [webmasterworld.com]



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