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htaccess to forward thread links to subdomains?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Jaxel, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Lets say right now I have a website at: http://domain.com/
    I plan on moving it to http://subdomain.domain.com/

    So I have a forum listing: http://domain.com/forums/forum.47/

    I would like to set up htaccess so anyone who goes to /forums/ or /threads/ gets forwarded with a MOVED PERMANENTLY tag to the proper new /forums/ or /threads/ on the subdomain.

    How would I go about doing this? Forum IDs and thread IDs will remain exactly the same.
  2. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be something like this?

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain.com$ [OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.domain.com$
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://sub.domain.com/$1 [R=301,L]
  3. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Dodgeboard, that would work, but that would forward EVERYTHING from the main domain to a the subdomain... if I did that, I wouldn't be able to put new content on the main domain. I want to only forward specific stuff like /forums /threads /users etc...
  4. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    RewriteRule ^forums/(.*)$ http://sub.domain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

    Should take care of everything from forums down, I would think..
  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In XF's .htaccess file:

    #	Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
    #	cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
    #<IfModule mod_security.c>
    #	SecFilterEngine Off
    #	SecFilterScanPOST Off
    ErrorDocument 401 default
    ErrorDocument 403 default
    ErrorDocument 404 default
    ErrorDocument 500 default
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    	RewriteEngine On
    	RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?domain\.com$
    	RewriteRule ^(forums|threads)/(.*)$ http://subdomain.domain.com/$1/$2 [R=301,L]
    	#	If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
    	#	line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
    	#	of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
    	#RewriteBase /xenforo
    	#	This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
    	#RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
    	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
    	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    	RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
    	RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
    	RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
  6. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    THanks, thats exactly what I needed.

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