Could you point how to change the default folder where my site starts?

Hi Experts

Could you point how to change the default folder where my site starts?

My PHP IDE  (and also Filezilla)  maps the FTP folders accordingly to:

Instead of directly to public_html - accordingly to cPanel  Folder Manager:


Since I'm going to necessarily to work from this folder, I have to redirect my site do this folder

So  must necessarily to  redirect to

I guess something else must to be done at my .htaccess to get it done

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    <IfModule mod_negotiation.c>
        Options -MultiViews

    RewriteEngine On

    # Redirect Trailing Slashes If Not A Folder...
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)/$ /$1 [L,R=301]
    #RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R,L]

    # Handle Front Controller...
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^ index.php [L]

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Could you suggest what must to be done and if possible any other suggestion to workaround it (like how to change the folder where Mozilla start reading to public_html) ?

Thanks in advance!
Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAsked:
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Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
As far as I understand you want visitors to be temporarily redirected to a subfolder and continue developing in the main webroot.

301 redirect is a permanent redirect, you shouldn't do that, but 302 temporary redirects.

To develop and test new versions, I would prefer subdomains, though. Your hoster should let you define some, so you could have one for development and another for testing.

Subdomains will have another root folder, but the biggest advantage is relative URLs and anything else stays, just the base URL doesn't start www but whatever subdomain name you choose.

Bye, Olaf.
Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:

After talking with GoDaddy  (very good suport) - When creating a FTP user doesn't fill anything
So FTP will open all the directory

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Eduardo FuerteDeveloper and AnalystAuthor Commented:
Sometimes problems arises just because incorrect FTP configurations is done at cPanel.

After support, things became clear!
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