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Setting up subdomains with .htaccess

nosolb asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I would like to setup a subdomain so that when a user types http://news.example.com the content displayed in the browser comes from the directory example.com/news. I have updated the .htaccess file and it performs a redirect. I would like to know if it would be possible to maintain the subdomain present in the URL (https://news.example.com) instead of the redirect (http://www.example.com/news)

Please see code below
# redirect subdomain to the specific folder
# host does not start with www.
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^([^.]+)\.example\.com
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://example.com/%1/$1 [R=301,L]

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