Redirect domain to subdomain. Show domain in address bar.

Posted on 2009-07-05
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a main domain: and a subdomain:  I have another domain:  I would like requests for to go to, but have the browser address bar show  The .htaccess file below is close to what I want, except the address bar shows instead of  How can I fix this?
RewriteEngine On

Options +FollowSymlinks

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?domain2\.com$ [NC]

RewriteRule ^[R,L]

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Question by:geomouchet
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Your subdomain is not connected to your main domain (e.g. a subdirectory of it)? If that's not the case, you'll need a reverse proxy:
RewriteEngine On

Options +FollowSymlinks

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?domain2\.com$ [NC]

# requires mod_proxy et al.

RewriteRule ^(.*)$1 [P]

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Author Comment

ID: 24784949
caterham_www: Thanks for your help.  I'm kind of lost with this htaccess stuff.  I tried your rewriterule, but it gives a 404 error.  If it makes a difference, at my host the main domain directory is /www/www and the subdomain is /www/sub

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geomouchet earned 0 total points
ID: 25219381
This is what actually worked:
RewriteEngine On

Options +FollowSymlinks -Indexes

RewriteOptions MaxRedirects=10

RewriteBase /

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.secondary_domain.* 

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/subdirectory/

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /subdirectory/$1

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^secondary_domain.*

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/subdirectory/

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /subdirectory/$1

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