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Apache2 - Redirect subdomain to subfolder

I have set digitalocean to handle my domainnames.

I have one droplet with the backend and one with the frontend. I have pointed my domain name to the frontend (example.com). I would like to point a subdomain to a subfolder on the wordpress backend (admin.example.com -> DROPLETIP/wp-admin)

I am using apache2 on the subdomain, I have tried to edit the apache2 config, but I feel like im getting lost.

Any ideas?


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Hi @afletcher,

Create a new virtual host for your Subdomain admin.example.com.conf and add following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName admin.example.com
RedirectPermanent / http://example.com/wp-admin
</VirtualHost>

Point your Sub Domain to Droplet IP, and When you type in browser admin.example.com, it will redirect you on example.com/wp-admin.

Hi there @afletcher,

What you would need to do is set up Apache Virtual Host, so that way you can specify the document root of your subdomain name.

You can follow the steps here on how to do that:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-18-04

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby