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    GoDaddy Economy Hosting + WP in Sub-Folder = HELL

    Ok so I have a client that decided to move to GoDaddy, and we've been having trouble ever since. They refuse to move due to how long they've been with them, and are not listening to anything I say in terms of moving.

    Now, to the point:

    They have the Economy hosting package which DOESN'T allow the use of folders to hold domains. I've been trying my BEST to rewrite the root htaccess to direct to this directory anyway...but I seem to not have any luck at all and need some serious help.

    This is the code I'm using, but obviously without success:

    Code:
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.resourcemanagementspecialists.com$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.resourcemanagementspecialists.com/rms_live/$1 [R=301,L]
    resourcemanagementspecialists.com is the domain, however I need the domain to direct users towards the actual subfolder directory of the site which is rms_live.

    And after all of this...

    Will this hurt the install of WP? Currently if I go to www.resourcemanagementspecialists.com/rms_live, I'm presented with my site, but with no styling or anything, meaning that the WP install obviously doesn't know it's in a subfolder.

    So, again...my issues are:
    1) How to successfully point the domain to subfolder using htaccess?
    2) How to MASK the domain as resourcemanagementspecialists.com so users don't see the subfolder in the address bar?
    3) How to tell WP that it's in a subfolder so I get my styling back (hopefully via htaccess as well???)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psionicsin View Post
    So, again...my issues are:
    1) How to successfully point the domain to subfolder using htaccess?
    2) How to MASK the domain as resourcemanagementspecialists.com so users don't see the subfolder in the address bar?
    3) How to tell WP that it's in a subfolder so I get my styling back (hopefully via htaccess as well???)
    You need a proper hosting package that allows you to do it if you want it to work. The way that hosts that don't allow it prevent you from doing it is to disable the commands you need to use to get it to work.

    If they will not consider moving their hosting from a domain registrar company that does hosting on the side to a company whose main business is hosting then they will at least need to upgrade to a package that allows what their site requires.
    Last edited by felgall; 07-19-2013 at 08:45 PM.
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