I have to store view under a store whose code as default and crescent

when I run the domain name it should be pointing to default store and when I run URL as http://hostname/crescent it should pointing to crescent store

for example

http://localhost:81/ecommerce/ Should point to http://localhost:81/ecommerce/?___store=default

http://localhost:81/ecommerce/crescent Should point to http://localhost:81/ecommerce/?___store=crescent

To achieve this, I tried below

Under URL rewrite management I created a custom rule as below

Request Path: /

Target Path: ?___store=default

Redirect: Permanent

But no luck,

can someone suggest me on this.

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You can do this either through server configuration (nginx/Apache) or through setting a $_SERVER['MAGE_RUN_CODE'] in index.php.

The latter would require creating a directory crescent in MAGENTO_ROOT, copying index.php to it and assigning a proper store code to be run there - in your case it would be crescent.

I'm assuming your MAGENTO_ROOT is inside /ecommerce/ directory (where your main index.php is placed).

Example of directory structure and index.php/.htaccess:

-- ecommerce
    |-- crescent
        | -- index.php (described below)
        | -- .htaccess (described below)
    |-- index.php

The content of index.php inside crescent would look something like this:

$_SERVER['MAGE_RUN_CODE'] = 'crescent';
$_SERVER['MAGE_RUN_TYPE'] = 'store';

URL Rewrites are used to rewrite entirely different things.

This solution with a separate directory also allows you to make a translation/separate design for error pages.

You could also use .htaccess for this where based on the URL you could do something similar to this which's based on domains:

SetEnvIf Host .*.pl* MAGE_RUN_CODE=crescent
SetEnvIf Host .*.pl* MAGE_RUN_TYPE=store

but you're sure that the store in /crescent/ should be that one so you can do this:

SetEnv MAGE_RUN_CODE=crescent
SetEnv MAGE_RUN_TYPE=store

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