301 Redirect - only the root folder to another page

Posted December 25, 2021 102 views

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
to be redirected to however if someone opens not to be redirected.

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

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I’ll recommend using RedirectMatch.

You can read more about it here :

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/$

Hope this helps!

  • Thanks for getting to me so quick!

    Sadly this doesn’t work for me as well :(

    • Hi @brendRos,

      That’s strange, I tested it and it’s working for me.

      Maybe you do not have mod_alias enabled. In order for any Redirect to work, you’ll need to have it enabled.

      Don’t worry, it’s really easy to enable it:

      a2enmod alias

      Next check your config

      apache2ctl configtest

      If no error message appears, restart the httpd server in order to activate this configuration change:

      service apache2 restart