How to handle documentRoot using .htaccess

This solution also works in case you are running your website from any particular directory but don't want to show the code directory into browser URL (Hide codebase directory from showing into browser).

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/CodeFolder/

RewriteRule (.*) /CodeFolder/$1


With the above htaccess code we are setting the DocumentRoot with .htaccess file. Here are actual code resides into folder CodeFolder but with this .htaccess code we are forcing that CodeFolder should not be displayed to browser URL.


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