Our public facing website has developed in sp 2013.

We have a cross site publishing to manage the content and all. The site is in 2 different languages i.e English and Arabic.

By default whenever end user enter our site url the site will start in Arabic language, but sometimes we have some problems with the Arabic version, so for those kind of situations we immediately want to make English site as our default website.


Urls for our website is like:


It automatically get the url like


If anyone selects English language from home page of Arabic, the url changes to


I want to make website.com/sites/en as default website.

May I please know how to do it?

1 Answer 1


You might need to use URL rewrite functionality of IIS,.

Open IIS manager Right click on your SharePoint website -> Properties Go to tab Home Directory Choose A redirection to a URL fill the URL for redirection. for example: http://contoso.com/sites/official

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Make sure to check A Directory below URL entered to avoid redirect loop Link to another thread might interest the reader - immediate redirect page in sharepoint

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  • Dear sir, Thank you so much for your response. I will try and update you soon.
    – Asrar
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 6:26

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