Custom vhost for the TYPO3 Backend

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Sometimes it makes sense from a security point of view to seperate the typo3 backend from the main site.

The mainsite is reachable under but accessing the backend should work only with


Add a redirect to the .htaccess of the maindomain to /typo3/ if accessed via

File /www/path/to/yoursite/.htaccess :


RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^[^/]*\.html$  index.php
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ [L]



The path /typo3/ is closed for all domains except the backend domain

File /www/path/to/yoursite/typo3/.htaccess:


RewriteEngine ON
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ! [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ [L,R=301]



Activate the backend vhost in your httpd.conf / corresponding vhost configuration file:


<VirtualHost *>
DocumentRoot /www/path/to/yoursite/
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/ combined


Mirco, 28-07-06 06:55:
I've setup such a solution last week, but then I saw that the RTE and phpmyadmin won't load. So I had to deactivate it. Is there someone who has it running with RTE version1.3.7 and the phpmyadmin extension on Typo3 version4 ??

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