As will become clear, I am not an experienced Apache user.
I had a video blog, http://hestakaup.com on TypePad. It worked well, but the software was limiting.
I developed a joomla site on http://shirson.com/joomla on DH so I
could learn Joomla and work out some problems with video pop-ups.
Once I got everything set, I wanted to use the domain hestakaup.com on
DH with Joomla. After a lot of grief, I managed, through the forum,
to get hestakaup.com running on DH.
There is now no problem at all with the DH domain http://hestakaup.com
BUT as many times as I have tried to redirect
http://shirson.com/joomla to http://hestakaup.com it does not work. I tried everything I could through the DH Panel.
You can type http://shirson.com/joomla and that is what you will get.
I want it so that when you type http://shirson.com/joomla it will take
you to http://hestakaup.com
I don't know how to make this any clearer.
I now think it may be a problem with .htaccess somewhere or something I do
not understand about the DH Panel.
I got a response from DH Support:
The wikie gave me the following:
Now this is all well and good, but I do not believe I am redirecting filenames and I do not know that I want to limit the redirect to a filename in case someone types in a more complex link referring to specific Joomla content. There are, in fact, links to shirson.com/joomla content. (I don’t know whether they are files in the mySql database.) For example, a popular link is:
I want this to be redirected to http://www.hestakaup.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=35
In some Googling, I came up with variants on
RedirectMatch permanent ^/$ www.mainsite.com/folder
As you can see, this is clearly not the DH wiki recommends.
And, if I do add this to my .htaccess file, which one do I put it in? The one in shirson.com/joomla? Just that? Do I leave all the other stuff in?
Sorry that this is so long, but as it is a public forum I hope that some information can be shared with other newbies like myself.