Passing subdomain as parameter

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Passing subdomain as parameter

Postby outlawbt » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:29 am


I have a kohana framework application with htaccess file like this:

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# Turn on URL rewriting
RewriteEngine On

# Installation directory
RewriteBase /
Options -Indexes

# Protect application and system files from being viewed
RewriteRule ^(application|modules|system) - [F,L]

# Allow any files or directories that exist to be displayed directly
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

# Rewrite all other URLs to index.php/URL
RewriteRule .* index.php/$0 [PT,L]

I want to make when I access the site via subdomain, like:, the script index.php/profile/subdomain to be executed.
Note: the subdomains don't exist in the cpanel.

Thanks in advance.
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Postby richardk » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:10 pm

A variation of FAQ: Virtual sub domains.

Note: the subdomains don't exist in the cpanel.

The FAQ wrote:Note: this will only work if you have DNS for the sub domains (probably Wildcard DNS) and the server configured to send the requests to the same document root.

The code would be something like
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Options +FollowSymLinks -Indexes

RewriteEngine On

RewriteRule ^(application|modules|system) - [F,L]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.example\.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^([^\.]+)\.example\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^.*$ /index.php/profile/%1 [QSA,L]

RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^.*$ /index.php/$0 [QSA,L]

Where should a request to go?
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