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Hello,

I have apache web server which is hosting some php sites. The sites are accessed locally (within the same network).

How can I setup apache server that url would always be the same?

Example.

My site is in directory /var/www/html/mysite/ and is accessed via: http://server.domain.local/mysite

when I click a link on this site the url changes to:
http://server.domain.local/mysite/links/about.php

how can I setup apache so that in this case the url would be
http://server.domain.local

or

http://server.domain.local/mysite

thx.
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Question by:SimpleJ
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by:Steve Bink
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Try one of these:
# to make your default document go to about
RewriteRule ^/?$ /mysite/links/about.php [NC,L]

# to make /mysite go to about
RewriteRule ^/?mysite/?$ /mysite/links/about.php [NC,L]

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I'd also like to add that if you'd like that page to be your default document, perhaps you should move it to the root of the site as the index.php page.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I hope you realize that if you have only the one URL, no one can bookmark any of the other pages?
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by:SimpleJ
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I realize all disadvantages of this approach. However I want always to show just domain or domain/folder1

Just like using frames (the url would always be http://server or http://server/folder1 no matter what the "underlying" url i.e. http://server/folder1/links/wo/content.php?id=2)

Is this possible?
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Steve Bink earned 250 total points
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Sure it's possible - by using frames.  That's how they work.  Though you could probably set it up, rewrites are not designed to implement this kind of system, and the implementation would be a clumsy hack at best.  There are already processes in place to do what you want.  I recommend looking at them instead of forcing a square peg into the round hole.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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In software like Wordpress, there is code-wise really only one page, the index.php page, which loads content as needed.  But even there, there are parameters passed in the URL to tell it what content is wanted.  You're trying to create a method that can read your mind.
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