How to redirect subdirectory only to a new domain?

How to redirect subdirectory & its links from like:

mydomain.com/forums/
mydomain.com/forums/linkh.php?blahblkahblahblha?

to:

mydomain.newforums/
mydomain.new/forums/linkh.php?blahblkahblahblha?

but keeping the root mydomain.com accessible normally.

1 answer

  • answered 2022-01-17 20:39 arkascha

    Well, you implement a redirection rule that gets applied to that base URL:

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteRule ^/?forums https://example.com%{REQUEST_URI} [QSA,R=301,L]
    

    That should should get implemented in the http server's host configuration of the original domain. If you do not have access to that (read: if you are using a really cheap hosting provider), then you can implement the same rule in a distributed configuration file (".htaccess") which should get placed in the DOCUMENT_ROOT directory of that http host.

    It is a good idea to start using a R=302 temporary redirection. And to only change that to a R=301 permanent redirection once everything works as desired. That saves you the hassle of caching issues with early clients.

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