Directory-level configuration file found mostly on Apache web servers

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spam referers bypass htaccess rules [duplicate]

Here is a sample code I'm using in .htaccess to block spam referers: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ^http://.*buttons-for-your-website\.com/ [NC,OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ...
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How to block a user-agent that has a spacing in its name?

I got a hit from a crawler with a user-agent called DV CRAWLER which is an abvious a spam-bot. I tried to block it in both .htacess and nginx configuration as I'm running nginx as a reverse proxy in ...
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When an addon domain is created it automatically generates a sub domain, why?

Why when i create an add-on domain in cpanel it automatically creates a sub domain and to further explore the question how does this affect the SEO of the site and sites that share the same hosting ...
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htaccess condition if the first subfolder exists

I believe I want to know how to detect whether the first subdirectory in a request is valid. I am wanting to deploy several different versions of the same web application into different directories ...
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How to remove a slash with .htaccess

I have a problem, when I'm on the homepage and want to go to a page, it says this: continenten/.html on this server How can I remove the / so it's continenten.html and not continenten/.html? ...
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Apache htaccess - modify query string with mod_rewrite

I've recently changed scripting on my website, and this has resulted in a few 404 errors as some very old queries are no longer being redirected correctly. I've been trying to create a rewrite rule ...
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Moving subdomain to a different hosting provider

Currently my subdomain is hosted within same webhotel as my main domain. I would like to change it to point another domain (website on Windows Azure). Subdomain should be accessible all the time ...
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IP-based redirection using mod_rewrite

I'm running a small VPN server where each user has his own static IP. I set up an Apache server in order to host files for each of them and instead of using a new registration system, I wanted to take ...
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.htaccess Solution to Referral Spam not working [duplicate]

Getting hit up with a new referral spam site (site valuation dot org) this morning and I've put my usual .htaccess fix in place: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ...
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Improving .htaccess 301 redirect for keeping SEO values on large WordPress blog

I have a client with a self hosted WordPress blog with 5000+ posts dating back several years that I'm creating a new template for. When the site is done, it will be moved to a new domain and the old ...
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.htaccess recipe for handling browsers without appropriate security protocols available or activated

We currently use .htaccess to force all traffic coming to our sites over to https. In order to pass various security requirements we should be shutting off SSL 3.0/TLS 1.0, but a small but ...
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Returning 404 error after using RewriteRule on localhost

I would like to use localhost/projects/project1/page/x instead of localhost/projects/project1/index.php?page=x. But after I had redirected the URL in .htaccess using RewriteRule, it returned my 404 ...
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How can I remove referral spam using a .htaccess file? [duplicate]

I have three websites on various topics, but I can't decrease the bounce rate for them. Some spam referrers have been increasing my site's bounce rate day-by-day. How can I remove this type of ...
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Redirect users refered from a specific site

I have a portfolio website that I have created with wordpress theme X, that is featured on two websites that showcase examples made with theme X. I am in the process of making a new portfolio ...
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How to make a WP site read only

I have a WP site that was hacked, I have an old copy that I used and the site hacked again on another server, I suspect this copy have a trojan horse in it which created new folder for phishing. What ...
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Want to redirect my site all pages to /blog

For example my site: www.example.com When anyone visits my site, I want them all to redirect to www.example.com/blog But when I open my site it should not redirect me to blog, it should work ...
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Changing website and SEO [duplicate]

My task is to put online the new website of the company (this website was done by service provider) and put offline the old one. I'm also charged to do a SEO work on the new website. The difficult ...
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vitaly rules google - How to block spam referral traffic [duplicate]

Today I saw keyword in Google Analytic, which is: vitaly rules google☆*:.。.゚゚・ヽ(^ᴗ^)丿・゚゚.。.:*☆ ¯_(ツ)/¯(•ิ•ิ)(ಠ益ಠ)(ಥ‿ಥ)(ʘ‿ʘ)ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ヽ(゚д゚)ノʕ•̫͡•ʔᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ(=^. .^=)oo Location is showing Samara ...
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.htaccess rewrite rules not working

I need to redirect multiple subdomains to a single subdomain (www) and have found what seems to be a really good guide exactly on point: http://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection This is the rule Moz is ...
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What is .htaccess rewrite rule for humans.txt in the query string?

From http://www.allthingsdemocrat.com/block-bad-bots-in-htaccess.txt: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} http\:\/\/www\.google\.com\/humans\.txt\? [NC] RewriteRule .* - [F,L] ...
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Enable gzip compression On Worpress Hosted on Godaddy

I have a site hosted on Godaddy, I need to enable gzip compression on my website as it recommended on speed test, and I have added below content to .htaccess # BEGIN GZIP <ifmodule ...
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htaccess rewrite ignore 2 strings

I have the following rewrite rule to rewrite my old to new URLs: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/activity.*$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)/([0-9]+)/$ /$1/S$2/ [R=301,L] It must also ignore /members, not ...
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“Friendly URLs” rule in .htaccess interfering with some directories

My .htaccess is set up to remove .html from URLs as follows: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{http_host} ^example.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,NC] RewriteCond ...
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http-basic auth, else placeholder-page

Is it possible to show a http-basic-auth, and when someone fails that test, show a certain HTML-placeholder-page? If so, how can I achieve that?
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Is this a valid redirect-rule return http 301?

I am relaunching a website with over 10'000 pages, must adapt URL a tiny bit and need to be sure my redirect-rules are correct. I simply need to add a "S" before the ID of that particular URL. So ...
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How to Add expiry header on thirdparty JS and CSS file in WordPress

I am using different plugins in WordPress like Disqus comment system, Theia Post slider and other.. Here is a result from GTmatrix : I want to know how can I add expiry header on third party JS ...
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Redirect subdomain to www

I created a subdomain in cPanel and set it to redirect to the www version of my site. The redirecting works insofar as redirecting subdomain.example.com to www.example.com. But when a visitor ...
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How can I get a regular expression to only match an empty string? (In a .htaccess file)

I try to make a regular expression in a .htaccess file, that matches only an empty string. I have tried many things, but it seems like it’s impossible. For example, I tried ^$, but it's looking for ...
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Inconsistent 301 redirects at GoDaddy

I am getting mixed results when using GoDaddy's built-in URL forwarding feature. While these redirects work when using the browser, a test with redirectcheck.com sometimes shows the following result: ...
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Security and Apache Methods

I occasionally get annoying POST requests but one lately caused a 500 error. Not a biggie really, but it got me thinking. My site does not have but one form. Outside of this, POST should not exist ...
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Getting 406 on IE after google redirects my site

I have a wordpress blog. When I search the posts from my site in google, the results appear and on clicking the result I can open that particular post on my site. But while doing the same on Internet ...
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Why doesn't htaccess redirect domain alias to a specific url?

I have this which i can't get to work RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domainalias.com$ [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.domainalias\.com$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ...
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.htaccess rewrite but keep basic URL

I have basic domain, for example, domain1.com. Also I have domain2.com which is addon domain, and I want to redirect domain2.com to domain.com?parameter=value, which is basically domain1.com, but with ...
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Redirect query string URL via .htaccess

I am trying to redirect all query strings to a new URL. Search query example www.example.com/?s=cars to resolve to www.example.com/?search_gcse/?q=cars ("cars" is just an example). What is the ...
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How to 301 redirect old domain to new domain on same host with SSL and avoid Privacy Error

Here's the environment: Apache, mod_rewrite.c exists WordPress Two domains that point to the same webhost, we'll call them www.olddomain.com www.newdomain.com We have an SSL Certificate for ...
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htaccess issue with URL masking

I am attempting to mask an URL using an htaccess file to only show the root URL. This is a Drupal 7 website, so I want the URLs to look like the following: Main page: http://www.site1.com Drupal ...
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How to fix “No Etag header found” error?

I tested my website on ready.mobi and it shows MAJOR FAIL All page assets should use appropriate Etag headers to enable client-side caching and speed up future page loads No Etag header ...
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Would you recommend a 301, 302 or something else?

Ok I have built a resort guide for a summer holiday destination. This is how I have structured the site. www.domain.co.uk/resort-name-a/guide www.domain.co.uk/resort-name-a/nightlife etc. Now, in ...
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Apache / cPanel document root for subdirectory

In cPanel, I'm aware how to set document roots for domains, but I'm trying to have different document roots for a domain depending on the subdirectory. URL | Document Root ...
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Google: Fix Mobile Usability Issues warning - Is Redirect Sufficient?

So recently Google sent out a mass warning to many of us to either fix Mobile Usability Issues on our website or risk having its rankings suffer. Google systems have tested 120 pages from your ...
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apache2 - where/how to put .htaccess files?

I am trying to update/create a .htaccess file for my apache2 server so that my webpages can be accessed without file extensions (e.g. www.example.com/whatis.php can now be accessed as ...
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Google finding non existant URLs on my site and 301 redirects failing

I have been checking webmaster tools and found that Google has picked up some soft 404s. The weird thing is there are no such pages on my site and I dont know how Google has come up with these URLs. ...
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Why Google indexed the preview URL of domain?

I have some problems when the web host updated the plesk desk and the server. I looked to see which pages are indexed site:www.charchas.gr and then I looked for the preview ...
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Hiding folders inside root folder using htaccess

In my server I have the following folder structure and I want to display each folder project link without the folder name. How can I do this? Root Folder -> Subfolder1 -> Project folder ...
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How do I use a htaccess redirect to force www and use the .org domain while maintaining the URL path?

I have found this rule that does about 90% of what I want, but not quite everything. My main goals for the redirect are to 1) force www. 2) redirect .com to .org. This does that, but if I were at ...
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How to remove php extension from pages except search results?

Using htaccess I have these php rules: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews # Turn mod_rewrite on RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / ## don't touch /forum URIs RewriteRule ...
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Block dnsmadeeasy.com due to bad bots?

Should I block dnsmadeeasy.com due to bad bots/sites using their dns service? Would this be a scenario of throwing the baby out with the bathwater?
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Getting 301 redirect error in Google Webmaster Tools while using “change address”

So I'm moving my website from one domain to another. In this process I'm using the "change address" function in Google Webmaster Tools on my old-domain.com, "switching" it to / choosing my verified ...
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Redirect a subdirectory to the main domain in htaccess

I have the folowing structure: www.example.com - DE version www.example.com/de - DE version www.example.com/en - EN version I want to be like that: www.example.com - DE version ...
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Googlebot robots.txt access error on HTTPS when redirected from HTTP

This might be a stupid question, but I never came across this issue before and were not able to find any definite answers to this on the web: Our client migrated to HTTPS a few months ago, using ...