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Redirecting domains / requests to external domain without changing URL

If you want to mask requests of an external domain using your domain. You can use this two lines into your Apache conf file (under virtual hosts)
Use [P] flag to create a proxy-tunnel from your main domain to the external domain.

Rewrite On
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://domainOrIP/$1 [P]

[P] is for Proxy – hence your proxy modules have to be enabled:
ln -s ../mods-available/proxy* /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/

Also enable slotmem
ln -s ../mods-available/slotmem_* /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/

Restart apache
service apache2 restart

Et Voila!

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Apache Virtualhost to WordPress Permalinks

WordPress Permalinks create RESTful link style like: blog/category/sub-cat/post-title. These are not actual directories in your Apache DirectoryRoot hence you cannot just set a subdomain to point to a WP Permalinks via DocumentRoot /var/www/category/blog/bla/bla/bla.

In my case I was trying to set security.addaxsoft.com to point to addaxsoft.com/blog/security. Many methods failed and the only trick that worked resides in RewriteRules and WordPress URL Parameters.

  1. Set new DNS A record. eg: security.addaxsoft.com some-IP-address
  2. Set new VirtualHost in your apache config file as follow:
    <VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName security.addaxsoft.com
    DocumentRoot /var/www/
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule . /var/www/index.php?category_name=[YOUR CATEGORY NAME]
  3. Restart Apache and you’re good...
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