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How do I configure Apache to run my app when a browser-user goes to the domain name url

We have a CentOS7 Apache 2.4 droplet. Our java-based application is running fine, and can be accessed via a url similar to :

 http://my.subdomain.com/cgi-bin/WO/MyApp.woa

But I want anyone accessing the url * http://my.subdomain.com* to automatically go to my app running at http://my.subdomain.com/cgi-bin/WO/MyApp.woa.

I’m sure this should be very simple but I’m not a sysadmin and I can’t find the answer by googling or looking at the tutorials here.

Many thanks for advice.

Lisa

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Couple of different methods to get this done. It all depends on what you want the end result to look like. If you do not care if the URL is http://my.subdomain.com/cgi-bin/WO/MyApp.woa, then you can just use a simply 301 rewrite code to get the job done. If you want the URL to be http://my.subdomain.com (without the trailing filenames and suhc), you might want to use mod_proxy or something similar to proxy it.

Hope it helps, Jason Colyer DigitalOcean Platform Support Lead