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Redirection & Dns problem

My droplet, 12.04.5 x64 , Lamp

mywebsite.com/forum works fine, but i want that the users can acces by mywebsite.com directly to the forum (without the /forum)

how can i make it? thanks in advance for your attention

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If you don’t want the /forum in the URL, then yeah, do something like:

cd [webroot directory] cd … #go up one directory mv htdocs htdocs-old mv htdocs-old/forum htdocs

If you have a lot of absolute links (i.e., href=“/forum…”) that break, put things back where they were, and do some URL rewriting, maybe something similar to this:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^/index.html$ /forum/ [R] RedirectMatch ^/$ http://mywebsite.com/forum/ RedirectMatch ^/index.html$ http://mywebsite.com/forum/ RewriteBase /forum/ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /forum/index.php [L]

You might need to enable mod_rewrite first to make it work as expected.


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Append /forum to your DocumentRoot or move your files one directory up.