I had this requirement:
/new / from the
url: mysite/new/ and the site is built with Magento.
I read all necessary articles over here and over other sites.did all kind of configurations starting from
Changed the url from admin panel->System->Configuration->Web->Secure and unSecure url.
Changed Use Web Server Rewrites under Search Engine optimizations from "NO" to "YES". After i have Reindexed Data -Catalog URL Rewrites - from System-> Index Management.
Added some code in my .htaccess file
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
as well i tried with
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?/$1 [L] (both cases later didnt work)
As well I have cleared the Cache and sessions... I wasnt able to remove that directory + my site was down. I got back the site after i did an undo of my actions. and here i am facing something else: My links now have index.php inside the url.
My client used to post on facebook its articles and they have
old url : mydomain/new/xxxxxxxxxxxx.html
So i have to remove the index.php again. but i cant do that,my site goes down again.
What am i missing over here? After i read some comments about my issue in Stack Overflow. i did another change in my .htaccess file RewriteRule ^index.php/(.+)$ http://yourdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L] and than i noticed that my site is slow. Overwrited an original file of my .htaccess and still the site is so slow . takes about 40 sec to open . What can i do now. Performance is more important now than index.php removal.