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Writing .htaccess to redirect only the index page

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How can I write .htaccess to redirect only the index page to a different url, allowing the rest of the pages behind index to  render without redirecting?
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Steve Bink earned 2000 total points
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There are two ways:

1) If your index page is found as a result of DirectoryIndex, you can just set a new DirectoryIndex value in your .htaccess file.  

2) Using mod_rewrite for a specific file:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/?index.php$ /some-other-page.php [NC]

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If your replacement page is above or outside the current directory, you may need to set RewriteBase as well.
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