Remove /web part from a Composer based Drupal site

By default when you create your Drupal project using composer it will create project under /web directory.

When you’re using shared hosting for your Drupal website which points your domain to /public_html folder and you’re not allow to change that pointing directory

Now whenever your targeted audience will have to visit your website they have to open it like this . and which is not a good user experience to add /web at the end of your url to view Home page of your website.

So, How can we serve our website from /public_html/web folder but no need to append /web in URL by your targeted audience?

Here are the summary, which I learned from this thread on

1. Open your settings.php file and add the following code:

if ( isset($GLOBALS['request']) && '/web/index.php' === $GLOBALS['request']->server->get('SCRIPT_NAME') ) {
    $GLOBALS['request']->server->set('SCRIPT_NAME', '/index.php');

2. Create a .htaccess file on the /public_html folder with:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
# Redirect to the subdirectory because that's where Drupal is installed
RewriteRule (.*) web/$1 [L]

3. Update .htaccess under /public_html/web folder

Uncomment the line RewriteBase and set it to:

RewriteBase /web

4. Clear the cache and run update.php

Your site should work by browsing now [ i.e. without the /web suffix ]. Your menu items may still have the /web part, but it will be gone after some hard refresh.

5. If you want to redirect http/https and www/non-www:

On the .htaccess file under /public_html/web, please add those lines between the <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> tag

This is to redirect non-https + www to https + non-www:

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.example\.com [NC]
RewriteRule (.*)$1 [L,R=301]

And this is to redirect non-https + non-www to https + www”

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(.*)$  [NC]
RewriteRule (.*) https://www.%1/$1 [R=301,L]

Please find more details on .htaccess made easy


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