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I'm trying to figure out how to redirect one URL to one location:

http://mydomain.com/admin to http://mydomain.com/admin

And have all other requests from

http://mydomain.com point to http://myotherdomain.com

So essentially all other requests will redirect to myotherdomain.com except for http://mydomain.com/admin

I've tried setting up a Redirect rule in Apache but I'm not having any luck. I get a "The page isn't redirecting properly" message.

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName mydomain.com
    ServerAlias www.mydomain.com
DocumentRoot /opt/www/mydomain.com/
Redirect /admin http://mydomain.com/admin
Redirect / http://www.myotherdomain.com

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Did you try (note the trailing slash):

Redirect /admin http://mydomain.com/admin/

Otherwise it would match /admin again in the Redirect, and get stuck in the loop you mentioned.

Alternatively, you could use mod_rewrite (untested):

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !admin
RewriteRule (.*) http://myotherdomain.com$1 [L]

(Apache will automatically redirect http://mydomain.com/dir to http://mydomain.com/dir/ for any directory, so you would just need to refine the RewriteCond.)

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Thanks Jay. Rewrite rules worked perfectly. –  hfranco Sep 23 '12 at 18:02

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