How Do I Change the Document Root Folder to Some Sub-Folder using a .htaccess File?

By default, the web contents of your website will be loaded from the public_html directory. 

But if you want to load web contents from a sub-folder, you can implement this by adding the following lines to the .htaccess file in the public_html folder –  

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain-name.com$ [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.domain-name.com$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !folder-name/
RewriteRule (.*) /folder-name/$1 [L]

Note that the following tutorial is only applicable to the Apache webserver.

Make sure you replace the following two parameters in the above code block – 

  1. Replace domain-name.com with your actual main domain name.
  2. Replace folder-name with your sub-folder name.

→ Are you looking to move WordPress from the root directory to the sub-directory? 

Please refer to the article on how to Move WordPress to the sub-directory for more details.

 


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