Root only redirect using .htaccess

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http://serverfault.com – I have website content like mysite.com/index.php mysite.com/apps Now I want to put a maintenance page so people who will visit to mysite.com or mysite.com/index.php will able to see maintenance page however visitors will go to mysite.com/apps or mysite.com/apps/index.php will not redirect to maintenance page. I already tried these: This is redirecting both root and subfolder to maintenance page. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mysite\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://mysite.com/maintenance.html/$1 [R=301,L] This is not doing anything RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_H (HowTos)