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point multiple domain to single web hosting account using htaccess

i have used the following .htaccess file in my public_html directory

RewriteEngine on  
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [OR]  
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$  
RewriteRule ^/?$ "/\/" [R=301,L]  

directory structure


if i typed redirection works perfect but the URL will be instead of

and the URL will be SEO Friendly

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This is tricky to do without control of the main Apache config, since Name-based Virtual Hosts are the proper way to do it.

You could probably improve your rewrite solution thus:

RewriteEngine on  
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [OR]  
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$  
RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ /$1 [QSA,PT,L]  
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The .htaccess you have written sends a 301 redirect to the browser, which then re-request the page from the url it was directed to. The .htaccess does not serve different content based on the incoming domain.

It would be best to use a PHP script, for example, to detect the domain and send content based on that.

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This is not point multiple domain to single web hosting account using htaccess. Here you are doing url redirection. Please phrase your question properly.

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in my cpanel setup, if i add a new domain pointing this hosting it will create the .htaccess file mentioned above – Suriyan Suresh Feb 25 '11 at 5:20

Mine I have it like this...

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress
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