Simple Domain Name Masking

Domain name masking displays the content of a website other than that of the URL. For instance, when your visitors type in, they will be shown content from 

There are a few ways you can achieve domain name making, including through virtual hosting and inline frames. However, the simplest domain name masking method is to rewrite the URL using your .htaccess file.

Step 1. Open the .htaccess File

 Simple Domain Name Masking

Once you’re in the web hosting control panel, look for your “File Manager” and use it to navigate to the “public_html” directory. Click (or right-click) on the file and select the “Edit” option. 

Step 2. Add Rewrite Code

Add the following code:

  • RewriteEngine On
  • RewriteRule “^currentfolder/?$ /newfolder

Replace “currentfolder” with the directory the content is currently in and “newfolder: with the folder of the new content you wish to present when the URL is loaded. 

When done, remember to save the file.



Working in the web hosting industry for over 13 years, Rado has inevitably got some insight into the industry. A digital marketer by education, Rado is always putting himself in the client's shoes, trying to see what's best for THEM first. A man of the fine detail, you can often find him spending 10+ minutes wondering over a missing comma or slightly skewed design.

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