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My IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xx is pointing to example.com at GoDaddy but I just noticed that when I type the IP in browser, it doesn't redirect to the website, how can do this? I am sure this will happen through httpd.conf but unsure about what I need to add.

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You can use the .htaccess file to redirect from IP to domain using this code:

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^555\.555\.555\.555
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L]

Change 555.555.555.555 to match the IP of your server, additionally though you can use canonical urls that will prevent duplicates entering Googles index, Check out: Should I redirect the site IP address to the domain name.

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Hi @bybe, actually I am using ruby on rails so there is no .htaccess file and I only make changes in .httpd.conf file, can you tell me that code for that ? –  iCyborg May 23 '13 at 10:01
    
You should be able to create a .htaccess file yourself, I'm not to familiar with Ruby on Rails but I'm assuming this is just running on Apache. –  bybe May 23 '13 at 10:39
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