Redirect main domain but not subdomain?

room9

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I have the main domain for my account redirecting successfully to another server. I have set up a subdomain and am pointing this subdomain to a directory on my hosting but this doesn't work - it looks like the subdomain is also being redirected (I am getting a 404 back from what looks like the remote hosting). I would like the main domain to redirect, but the subdomain to serve a directory like normal.
 

cPanelTristan

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Can you post the contents of your /home/username/public_html/.htaccess file where username is the cPanel username for us to see how the redirect is being setup on your account?
 

room9

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RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mydomain\.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.mydomain\.com$
RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/www\.another\.com\/subsite" [R=302,L]

I know I can turn on redirection for www only but this means without the www I get nothing (public_html directory listing) as my subdomain site is in a separate directory.
 

cPanelTristan

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I cannot reproduce this behavior with a subdomain after using that redirection content in my own main domain's .htaccess file. I basically used the following:

Code:
[email protected] [/home/tristan/public_html]# cat .htaccess
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^tristanwallace\.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.tristanwallace\.com$
RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/google\.com" [R=302,L]
This redirects tristanwallace.com to google.com but is not redirecting a subdomain http://happytime.tristanwallace.com/ to google.com

I cannot see why this would be happening on your setup if you have a true subdomain setup on that account rather than parking the subdomain on the public_html of the account.