Apache: Redirect blog.foobar.com to www.foobar.com
I have a site at blog.foobar.com that I have closed down, and I want any page requested there to be forwarded to www.foobar.com
I want my VirtualHost config to do this for me. I currently have the following lines that does nearly what I want but not exactly:
redirect permanent / http://www.foobar.com
Unfortunately what happens is that if I ask for blog.foobar.com instead of forwarding to www.foobar.com it serves the pages on blog.foobar.com instead.
Is there a way doing this in the VirtualHost config or should I use a .htaccess file instead?
You can use the Redirect directive in the context of either a VirtualHost or a .htaccess file. However, what you probably want is a RedirectMatch:
RedirectMatch permanent (.*)$ http://www.foobar.com$1
With that inside your blog.foobar.com VirtualHost, any request to blog.foobar.com would be directed to the same page on www.foobar.com, ie. blog.foobar.com/my/page would go to www.foobar.com/my/page.