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Redirect from document root folder to subfolder

How can I redirect from http://www.irhb.org to http://www.irhb.org/w/index.php ? My (Mediawiki-based) site resides in /var/www/html/w .

The makeshift solution I am currently using is to put an index.php file in /var/www/html/ with “header( ‘Location: http://www.irhb.org/w/index.php’ );”, but this clearly isn’t the best solution, and a user who navigates to http://www.irhb.org/ is redirected to http://178.62.31.57/w/index.php/Main_Page instead of to http://www.irhb.org/w/index.php/Main_Page .

I have experimented quite a bit with /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf and putting an .htacces file in /var/www/html/ , but I can’t seem to get it right :-)

I would be grateful for your help.

Henrik

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Thanks, I did an “a2enmod rewrite”, restarted apache2 and put the .htaccess file you suggest in /var/www/html/, but the browser just shows a directory listing for the document root directory.

You can try this .htaccess

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?rhb.org$
RewriteRule ^(/)?$ w [L]

You must have mod_rewrite enabled under apache service…