How to configure .htaccess for a subdomain?

by dejuan.watsica , in category: SEO , 8 months ago

How to configure .htaccess for a subdomain?

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by mabelle , 8 months ago


To configure .htaccess for a subdomain, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open your website's root directory using an FTP client or file manager.
  2. Navigate to the folder where your subdomain is located. This could be a subdirectory within the root directory or a separate folder depending on your hosting setup.
  3. Create a new .htaccess file if there isn't one already. You can do this by right-clicking and selecting "New > File" or using the "Create" button in your file manager.
  4. Open the .htaccess file with a text editor.
  5. Add the necessary configuration directives to the .htaccess file based on your requirements. Here are a few common configurations: Redirecting a subdomain to a specific URL: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [NC] RewriteRule ^ [L,R=301] Redirecting a subdomain to a subdirectory: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /subdirectory/$1 [L] Restricting access to a subdomain: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [NC] RewriteRule ^ - [F]
  6. Save the .htaccess file and upload it to the subdomain's directory if necessary.
  7. Check if the subdomain is functioning as expected. Keep in mind that it may take some time for the changes to take effect due to caching.

Note: Remember to replace "" with your actual subdomain and adjust the configuration directives accordingly based on your specific requirements. Additionally, ensure that the Apache mod_rewrite module is enabled on your server for the above configurations to work.