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htaccess help needed

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Dav, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Dav

    Dav Active Member

    When i type in my new domain name i can still see the holding page. I can access my forum with a trailing /forum on the url.

    I need the url to point straight to the forum pages.

    My host said "You need to set a redirect from the httpdocs folder to the forum folder."

    Can someone tell what exactly i write in the htaccess txt file and where i put it

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Is there any reason why you have installed in the /forum directory if you're just going to redirect from the root?

    Why not just move the installation to the root?
  3. Dav

    Dav Active Member

    Thanks Brogan.

    I am no whizz at this kind of stuff. I did think you had to create a forum folder and drop the installation files into there but as you say it seems i could have just dropped the files into the root.

    I just want to be able to access the forum once i type the domain. Can i do this with a redirect or can i just move the files to the root without causing any havoc.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Just move the files to the root and update the Board URL in the ACP.

    The FAQ covers it in more detail.

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