Question

301 Redirect - only the root folder to another page

Hello community

I’m trying to do a 301 redirect on my website. My aim is to redirect only a certain folder to another page but not redirect if someone has entered a specific URL in that folder.

Let me clarify what I mean. I have a folder - toberedirected, I want everytime someone opens https://www.mydomain.com/toberedirected to be redirected to https://www.mydomain.com/placetoredirect.php however if someone opens https://www.mydomain.com/toberedirected/something.php not to be redirected.

For some reason, I’ve not been able to make it work. Nothing actually happens


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Accepted Answer

I’ll recommend using RedirectMatch.

You can read more about it here :

https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/mod_alias.html

Basically, this directive is equivalent to Redirect, but makes use of regular expressions, instead of simple prefix matching. The supplied regular expression is matched against the URL-path, and if it matches, the server will substitute any parenthesized matches into the given string and use it as a filename. In your case, the redirect statement will be:

RedirectMatch 301 ^/toberedirected/$ https://www.mydomain.com/toberedirected/something.php

Hope this helps!