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htaccess configuration for two separate sites


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juneallison

Community Member, 110 Posts

12 October 2013 at 2:03am

Hi,

This is probably more of a general web dev question but I'm not sure how helpful my hosting support is going to be so I thought I'd ask it here.

Basically I have a shared server with an existing and a new site. On other shared hosting accounts the file structure is usually something like this:
- public_html
-- firstsite.com
-- secondsite.com

For the server in question the structure is more like this:
- public_html
-- all of the folders and files of the first site loose in this directory
-- secondsite.com

So if I try to access secondsite.com from a browser, I am sent here instead:
http://firstsite.com/secondsite.com

...which is obviously incorrect. My hosting support told me that if I rename the htaccess file secondsite.com will resolve as:
http://secondsite.com

I obviously just can't disable my htaccess file because that will bork the first site.

So I'm looking at my htaccess file and thinking this might be the problematic line:

### Only allow access without the www. ####
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^firstsite\.come$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://firstsite.com/$1 [R=301,L]

or maybe it has something to do with this section?

### SILVERSTRIPE CONT ###
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule .* sapphire/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]

Any advice on what I need to add, change, or take away, would be great.

Thank you!

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juneallison

Community Member, 110 Posts

17 October 2013 at 7:46am

To answer my own question I partially solved my problem by adding:

RewriteRule ^secondsite\.com - [L,NC]

before these lines:
### Only allow access without the www. ####
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^firstsite\.come$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://firstsite.com/$1 [R=301,L]

Now if I go to www.secondsite.com everything looks fine. But if I try to access secondsite.com (no www) the url still resolves as:
http://firstsite.com/secondsite.com

Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks!