Directory-level configuration file found mostly on Apache web servers

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redirect using htaccess, if a url contains query string

I want to do permanent redirect using htaccess. For eg :- I want to redirect /modules/pages/?pageid=7 to http://www.xxx.com/aaa/. This is what i have done Redirect permanent /modules/pages/?pageid=7 ...
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Image Hot-links & Google's Instant Previews

I'm trying to adjust my site: 1. stop Image Hot-links 2. block Googlebot-Image (because I do not want my images to be searchable) 3. allow Google's Instant Previews I've tried this but the Instant ...
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.htaccess redirect to subfolder in different domain, maintaining old domain in the URL

Redirect has been widely discussed and most problems solved, so I am sorry for opening yet another post about this, but none of the codes I am trying work. I have a WordPress site hosted in ...
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How do I make SEO friendly URLs?

My url is: website.com/profile/?id=24 I want it to be: website.com/profile/kevinlee The ?id=24 will be replaced with the username of the id=24 in the database How do I convert it to that?
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Configuring directory access on a server. .htaccess and alternatives?

I have written a small PHP package/site-template (should I say). It contains a directory data/ that contains some important files that the users should not be able to see. These file should however ...
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short and friendly URL for affiliate links

This is my first question here on Pro Webmaster... I'm really glad to be here! I believe this question will have a simple answer but I'm starting with htaccess and I want to learn something about ...
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How to remove trailing slashes from URL with .htaccess?

The situation Across the entire domain, we'd like the URLs to hide file extensions and remove trailing slashes, independent of the domain name itself (as in, works on any domain). Sample of our ...
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.htaccess directory to subdomain

I have been trying to make a subdomain from a directory (made by .htaccess) to be used as the main page starting like http://domain.com/sub/2/3/4.html and turning into ...
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.htaccess guide / examples / tutorials? [closed]

Does anyone know of any good guides for someone new to editing and making .htaccess files. Anything about rewriting urls, directory access and passwording a directory would be great.
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.htaccess file ignored on Ubuntu Apache 2 server

I'm having a problem with an .htaccess file on a newly installed Ubuntu server running Apache2. The .htaccess file in the directory where the WordPress files are located isn't being take into account ...
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How to pass GET parameters to rewritten URL?

I have an .htaccess rewrite rule like this: RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENME} !-d RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^search/(.*)$ search.php?q=$1 What this does is, if someone visits ...
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URL rewrite subfolder to root and forbid accessing subfolder

I have Drupal installed in a subfolder drupal but I want to access pages as it is in root folder: http://www.example.com instead of http://www.example.com/drupal I'm able to have this working, but ...
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IIS7.5 + Wordpress + Restrict Access to wp-login.php by client IP address

I am moving from an Apache host to IIS. One of my sites in Wordpress (running Multi-site) which give me multiple blogs. I have moved all my rules from my .htaccess to the Microsoft URL ReWrite module. ...
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How to have my customized extension?

I have recently found a .htaccess trick in which I can remove file extension from the URL, example.com/file.html looks like example.com/file Now my humor says that I can replace any extension to my ...
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.htaccess - if the file doesn't exist, rewrite to index.php but send 404 instead of 200

I have a catchall .htaccess directive like this: RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [L] Anything that doesn't exist and the URL is ...
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Conditional AddHandler Directive

Is it possible to conditionally call AddHandler in the .htaccess under Apache (2.x)? My present situation requires that a certain AddHandler is needed by one production server but that one breaks the ...
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Chmod 777 to a folder and all contents on Apache web server

I have just got new hosting for my website and I have a directory /www which I put all my website files within and a folder in that directory called 'store'. Within 'store' is several files and ...
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How to block my images from being displayed by other websites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is anti-hotlinking done? I have a lot of images on my site and I don`t want to let other people to use my images on their sites. Is there any way to block the use of ...
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Looking for a step by step guide to URL re-writing with mod_rewrite and other methods

I'm looking for step by step resource about how to rewrite URLs and have a few specific questions. I've read the documentation on mod_rewrite in Apache, but I still find myself a little lost. If ...
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Forward .html/.htm to .php with .config

I'm moving a site from my linux hosted server to a client's windows hosted server. The .htaccess file no longer works and I'm told that windows servers use .config . How can I forward all users ...
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URL rewriting removing question mark and replace it with slash

How can I rewrite my URL from edit.php?id=2 to edit/id/2?
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.htaccess rule to redirect from 404 to search results

When a user (or a bot) request on non existing page, I want to redirect him to the search results. I prefere to do it with the .htaccess file using something like: ErrorDocument 404 ...
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.htaccess rewrite www to non-www and remove .html

I need rewrite rules to redirect the following: http://www. to http:// /file.html to /file I've tried using a combination of these but each time it results in a redirect loop on one of the ...
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What's wrong with my htaccess ? (500 Error)

I've written a small htaccess file to redirect Internet Explorer users to a specific page Here are the contents : # MS Internet Explorer - Mozilla v4 RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ...
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Any chance to redirect homepage to a changing permalink without irritating search engines?

We have a php 5.3/Apache 2.2 based cartoon website that always shows the most current cartoon on the homepage (index.php). Now, a lot of people want to link directly to that cartoon (by copying the ...
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Rewrite rule not matching second level directory URL [closed]

I have this .htaccess in a po_systems folder of my website # Set up mod_rewrite RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^build_system/([^/]+)/([^/]+)/?$ ...
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Extend depth of .htaccess to all subfolders and their children

I need to be able to use .htaccess in all subfolders for full depth. E.g. I have .htaccess in public_html folder: \public_html\.htaccess How I make it to work for the folder small as well? ...
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Hosting multiple sites - Mask URL?

I have a hosting account where I have my main site (www.mainsite.com points to root folder), and a subfolder xpto.com, where I want to have another site (www.xpto.com). I can access ...
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Which method is better to add “www.” before domain name

I have search through Google and found 2 methods to add www before domain name. First is by adding a CNAME and second is using rewrite mod in .htaccess file. I just want to know which method is ...
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Stop directory listing using .htaccess and redirect to good error page

I have a directory with several sub directories. I found this article Preventing Directory Listing that shows me how to prevent people from getting the directory listings. IndexIgnore * But it ...
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Two different websites in one remote hosting

My client asked me that a website that is hosted in one server (and pointing there through a domain) should also be accessed (into a specific directory) from another domain, which is not pointing ...
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Redirect/rewrite dynamic URL to sub-domain and create DNS for subdomain

I have created an application in PHP, I would like to re-direct the following URL to corresponding sub-domain. Dynamic URL pattern: http://mydomain.com/mypage.php?user_name=testuser I wish to ...
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htaccess block access to directory but allow access to files

I need to block directory access but allow access to files if typed into a browser. Also would like this to load my custom 403.shtml
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how to best enable gzip compression on shared hosting

I must assume that this is a duplicate question, but I could not find the answer myself. I want to enable gzip compression to everything my website sends (mostly php, css, a slight bit of js). this ...
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Alternative to .htaccess (due to bad performance?)

I've been told that .htaccess should be avoided when possible, as it reduces the server performance and new servers disables it or just don't implement it anymore. I don't know how true this is, but ...
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Override .htaccess from parent directory

I have a local LAMP stack (without the MySQL. LAP stack? Anyways..) and I am using this as a development environment for a production website. The site is placed in a sub-directory of the Apache2 ...
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CMS Made Simple: Why does home page return a 404 under www subdomain?

Anyone know why my homepage wont load with the www prefix. Links such as www.mysite.net/about-us will load fine but www.mysite.net returns a 404. Everypage works including the home page if I ...
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htaccess performance issues vs restarting the server

 I usually use the server config file for settings that I would like to apply to my applications (at least in the development environment), and constantly have to re-start the server.   I ...
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Can you rewrite the root?

Not sure how to word this one but will explain most I can. I am trying to make the following happen. Re-write this http://example.com To this http://example.com/home/ Is it possible ? update ...
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Forcing adverts via apache configuration file

I have a server I am trying to force adverts for free users. I can do it with a .htaccess file with this line "php_value auto_append_file '/var/www/vhosts/demoblog/demoblog.tk/httpdocs/test_ad.php'" ...
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Is it possible to force a directory index to display even if an index file exists?

On my Apache server I need to display a directory index of a given folder even if it already contains an index file that has been defined in DirectoryIndex. In this case an index.html file exists, but ...
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Permalinks & domain name for application

I originally posted this on stackoverflow, then was told it didn't fit. I'm looking for some advice. I created an application that deals heavily with twitter & permalinks. I have yet to find a ...
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Blocking referral traffic

I am currently getting a massive amount of referral traffic to my site (Spam), that can sometime generate 1-2 GB worth of traffic per a day (which kinda sucks, when you have a 10GB limit from the ...
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How to make password protection with .htaccess file more user-friendly?

I have this in my .htaccess file: <FilesMatch "(contracts|concepts)$"> AuthName "Contracts" AuthType Basic AuthUserFile /is/htdocs/wp54963193_ZBG2Q9J2R8/www/.htpasswd ...
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Transparent PHP script execution using mod_rewrite

I am looking for a solution for this a problem: I need that every HTTP request (method is irrelevant) in Apache http server would be served only after execution of specific PHP script. This is needed ...
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How to set up a 403 forbidden

I've recently set up my first commercial website for someone, with godaddy hosting. I want to set up a 403 forbidden on several directories (and their contents) that are referenced to through php ...
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I want to test major changes on my website without hurting SEO

I want to replace all my website files for new ones on the server and to test if they work alright but I don't want to be crawled while this is happening or if I am, I don't want the crawler to be ...
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Domain problem: viewing one site OFF another site?

I have this scenario: I have a domain, let's call it "mydomain.com". Mydomain.com runs various "sub-sites", e.g.: mydomain.com/shop/view/shop1, mydomain.com/shop/view/shop2, ...
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.htaccess RewriteRule $1 contains wrong value

I have a RewriteRule that is not behaving as I expect. I want site.com/author/fred to map to site.com/author/index.php?a=fred I have an author directory within the site root. The author directory ...
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Prevent hotlinking of attachments

People are able to embed my forum's attachments (vbulletin). I tried to create an htaccess rule for the hotlinking, but it did not work. RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$ RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ...