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sycamorex 02-01-2012 06:16 PM

.htaccess redirection to a specific directory
I created a website for someone. This time I used Joomla. Because I was playing with it at first I had created /joomla directory on the server and installed joomla in that directory. Now the website is almost ready so I'd like to redirect the / to that directory. It's a third-party hosted website. It's a linux server, but I'm not sure if I have any access to apache config files. I've got a cpanel login details at work. The only thing to play with at the moment is .htaccess

I've tried:

RedirectMatch permanent ^/$
It kind of does the job (it redirects to, but it was hoping I could get rid of the /joomla part in a browser's address bar so that it'd show and not

Is it possible with .htaccess only?

Thank you.

klearview 02-02-2012 12:32 AM

Is mod_rewrite on?

If it is, then:


RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^$ /joomla [L]

sycamorex 02-02-2012 11:47 AM

Thanks. I don't have login details on me again. I'll check it tomorrow.

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