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Sub-domain to redirect to a webpage

Hi all,

I’ve been digging around for a while now, but I can’t find anything on this. How would I go about creating a sub-domain for my site to redirect to a webpage?

For example, I want help.mydomain.com (with ‘help’ being the subdomain of course), to redirect users to mydomain.com/support.

Is this possible with DigitalOcean’s DNS or will I have to accomplish this some other way (by configuring Apache for example)?

Thanks!


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You need to set a DNS record as well as making some changes to your Apache config. First set a CNAME record: <br> <pre> <br>.mydomain.com. IN CNAME @ <br> </pre> <br> <br>Then in you Apache config, set up a rewrite rule: <br> <br><pre> <br><IfModule mod_rewrite.c> <br> RewriteEngine on <br> Options FollowSymLinks <br> RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^help.mydomain.com <br> RewriteRule ^(.)$ mydomain.com/support [L] <br></IfModule> <br></pre> <br> <br> <br>This will redirect from the sub-domain to the folder. Let us know how it goes!

With Apache, you would most likely use a rewrite in an .htaccess file. Google mod_rewrite to find a plethora of examples.