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How to make redirect /index.html -> / in Apache?

Redirect /index.html http://domain-name.com/

Is causeing infinite loop when opening home page.

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You might want to check out this question on stackoverflow stackoverflow.com/questions/3771175/… –  Anagio Nov 25 '12 at 18:12
    
Here the whole about the one you looking for stackoverflow.com/questions/3771175/… –  Rajesh Magar Nov 26 '12 at 11:43
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It is most likely causing an infinite loop as they are the same. The default pages in Apache are index.html and index.htm.

If the browser does not request a file name the web server will return one of those files if it finds them. So When you go to http://domain-name.com you are actually viewing http://domain-name.com/index.html just without /index.html

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Just do it the other way round, instead of redirecting to the domain example.com, tell the server which page to display when a user requests the domain directly.

In the .htaccess file you can write (this is the default anyway):

DirectoryIndex index.html

Now if somebody requests http://example.com the server will actually send back the index.html file, but the browser still displays http://example.com. If somebody requests http://example.com/index.html there is no reason not to deliver this page, as long as you do not link to this URL somewhere, nobody will ever request it in this form.

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From an SEO perspective, if example.com/ and example.com/index.html are the same, use canonical links to address it.

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