Directory-level configuration file found mostly on Apache web servers

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How do I setup authentication on a specific folder using .htaccess?

I have a folder that I want to host files privately on my webserver. How do I go about making it password protected using .htaccess? Note: Nothing monolithic, I want something that is simple/easy so ...
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How can redirect pages from old core PHP site to new Joomla site?

We have our old site into core PHP and we have developed it again into Joomla 1.5 last year (because of some limitations we have to build it into 1.5). Now the problem is the URL of sites changed as ...
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URL masking with .htaccess

I need a hardcore programmer to help me with URL masking. So this is my situation. My website www.michaelfotograf.dk/blog/ is the main site that needs to be configured. I have another ...
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302 Redirect causes garbage at end of Wordpress link in Facebook

When I try to link my Wordpress blog to Facebook, the url doesn't resolve properly. There's garbage appended at the end and Facebook is not able to retrieve information from the site. Happens in ...
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How do I block US users from my website without interfering with SEO?

My website uses Apache 2.2.14 (which forwards all requests to Tomcat underneath). I need to block all US users from accessing the website (and potentially users from other countries). But importantly ...
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Need to Stop Bots from Killing my Webserver

I am having EXTREME bot problems on the some of my websites within my hosting account. The bots utilize over 98% of my CPU resources and 99% of my bandwidth for my entire hosting account. These bots ...
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SEO - which URL's are the best?

I'm using .htaccess with RewriteRule to create SEO-friendly URL's. However, I have a few questions about this: First of all, I noticed many websites end their URL's with .html (or another ...
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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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Check for URLs that return my 404 error page

I have made a custom 404 error page called error_404.html In my .htaccess I inserted: ErrorDocument 404 /error_404.html In order to control/correct 404 errors in my website, I would like to know ...
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SEO Joomla URL to WordPress URL's

I am trying to migrate from Joomla 1.5 SEF URL's to WordPress SEF URL's. The old links use this formatting: /site/sectionname/categoryname/id-titlename.html I want to migrate it to ...
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Difference between “/” at end of URL and without “/” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does it make a difference if your url ends in a trailing slash or not? Why treat these as different URLs? I am doing a 301 redirect in my WP application using ...
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Prevent Google from listing hotlinked images for other sites

I am hosting several domains on my server and hotlink images accross various domains. However, I have found out that in Google searches, the images are listed as originating on the site where the ...
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What's the “^” in RewriteRule Statements?

I keep seeing the ^ character in RewriteRule statements in a context that doesn't fit with the usage specified in this document about regular expressions. For example: RewriteRule ^(.*)$ $1.php ...
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How to redirect any URL to lowercase URL?

I have this .htaccess files: ErrorDocument 404 /index.html <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain\.com [NC] RewriteRule (.*) ...
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redirecting https to http

RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^443$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301] # WordPress Defaults RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} ...
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GoDaddy: RewriteCond in .htaccess not working with “beginning of the line” (^)

I have .htaccess containing RewriteCond and RewriteRule. It used to work just fine (it's been a long time since I last checked), but now it has stopped working. I have narrowed it down to the ...
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How can I serve all resources under HTTPS instead of HTTP without changing their URLs in the HTML code

I know that by using an .htaccess file I can redirect everyone to https://. However, my SSL certificate complains if all the content isn't served under HTTPS. Is there a way to convert all the ...
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One million redirects

What's the best way to redirect 1,000,000 unique URLs to another 1,000,000 unique URLs? These pages are all combinations of multiple search filters and queries. We're migrating the site to cleaner ...
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Redirecting URLs when launching a new website - how to avoid dropping page rank

i have over 100 urls in my website which i need to redirect: E.g. /page/how-to-bake-chocolate-cookies/ will redirect to /cookies/how-to-bake-chocolate-cookies/ /page/contact/ will redirect to ...
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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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What do I put in htaccess to create a 410 error page when a URL parameter is present?

I tried to create a 410 error page but realized that I actually created a 302 redirect to a 410.php page. Instead I want to use a 410 error to block out an infinite number of dynamically created pages ...
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Is there any difference, from Google's point of view, on the method used for a 301 redirect?

I have a website with an extremely good Google rank for it's particular niche. I've rebranded and need to redirect to a new URL. In the eyes of Google, what's the difference, if any, between the ...
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using .htaccess to redirect .asp to .php?

Ahoy all! I've been racking my brain with this one. I basically just converted all of my pages from ASP code to PHP code. Kept the same filenames. So, here is the htaccess code I have so far, but ...
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How to create .htaccess to block access to a subdirectory that hosts a separate domain

I have a main domain (me.com) and I am hosting files for my mom's website (mom.com) in a subdirectory in my public_html folder so that mom.com uses files from me.com/mom. All I want to do is make it ...
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How to restrict access to my site using htaccess

How to disallow access to site except me?
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htaccess ErrorDocument 500 not working

I have a site whose .htaccess file contains: ErrorDocument 404 /errors/404.html ErrorDocument 500 /errors/500.html The 404 redirect works just fine, but when I encounter a 500 Internal Server ...
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Create redirect from url like www.example.us/?p=100&option=

I am switching CMS and have about 600 URLs that need to get redirected to the new scheme. The URL on the old site looks like the following on my test server: ...
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non-cachable Canonical redirect of www to non-www

I know this question is debatable for the whole eternity, and most likely nobody knows the real philosophy of this problem. But I'm trying to solve the problem about 301 and 302 response headers in ...
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What are the most commonly used and basic Apache htaccess redirects?

This question is here so we can offer users who are looking for information on how to make one or more common or basic redirects in Apache using the htaccess file. All future questions pertaining to ...
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.htaccess and gzip compression

i have question about GZIP compression, actualy my wordpress website doesn't have .htaccess to be able to use that feature, so can i create .htaccess file only for gzip, it won't change anything on ...
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Too many redirects due to htaccess code

TL;DR: What does the following line of code do? Does it remove trailing slashes from a URL? RewriteRule ^(.*)/$ http://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] I inherited a Drupal site with little knowledge ...
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How do I tell a directory that all files inside should be treated as a PNG?

I have PNGs in which for instance they are named "5021" rather than "5021.png" and for some images it is fine and displays like a normal image but others download automatically; I was told by someone ...
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Redirect URLs with a # in .htaccess

On one of my sites I get 404s because some scripts are fetching all URLs from the start page as raw URLs, so they include the # in the URL. Normal browsers don’t ever send that part to the server, but ...
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How to write a generic .htaccess file rule, regarding RewriteBase

The following rule in my .htaccess works just fine for routing calls to index.php: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [QSA,L] However, this does not ...
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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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How do I redirect an English language URL to an Arabic language URL?

I have a link that's currently formatted like this: http://example.com/news/view/1.html I want to it redirect it to: http://example.com/خبر/عنوان-الخبر where خبر is equal to news and ...
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Multiple 301 redirects, do search engines / user-agents see them all?

I've put in place a lot of different 301 redirects to deal with numerous URL changes. And for certain URLs there are 3-4 different 301 redirects landing the visitors to the new URL. I heard that 301 ...
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redirecting openshift rhcloud domain to custom domain for SEO purposes

Openshift application url: example.rhcloud.com Custom domain: example.com I came across this link and added the redirection rule. However, I can not access example.rhcloud.com now. My custom domain ...
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.htaccess rewrite when site has multiple domains

I run a university club website which has two three (update: I have recently discovered the third) domains, let's say www.meow.co.uk, foo.uni.ac.uk/bar/meow/ and uni.ac.uk/bar/meow. I'm using the ...
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Statically mapping a PHP script to another script using an .htaccess file results in 404 errors

After having read a lot of posts on the topic of URL rewriting, I still remain stuck with 404 status errors. My goal: A 'static' rewrite of URLs, as follows (user clicks or enters the one ...
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301 redirect to 404 page?

Currently i'm migrating www. prefix from my urls and use htaccess to do the job. Since we have new software and cleaned database some of the old urls doesnt exists anymore. Therefore some requests ...
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Enable 'mod_rewrite' Using .htaccess File On cPanel Shared Hosting Server

I'm using cPanel to host my website. I need to enable 'mod_rewrite' on this Shared Hosting cPanel account to run my script. I've tried to Google the solutions high and low but did not find any luck ...
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Best way to protect public facing development environments?

We're in the process of setting up individualized dev environments for our developers. All of our developers are remote and we don't have a VPN or anything to bring this in house. But here's the ...
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Do Dynamic Subdomains Harm SEO or not?

I am establishing a new website for just resumes, and I structured my htaccess as to provide dynamic subdomains as: marketing.resumedomain.org/index.html sales.resumedomain.org/index.html ...
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Redirect and removing question mark on URL using htaccess

When I access my site using www.example.com/blog it redirects to example.com/?/blog. How can I remove the question mark, so that the redirection just goes to example.com/blog? My current .htaccess ...
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Site migration using new and old subdomains and SEO impact

I'd greatly appreciate a response on the following question relating to site migration and SEO impact. Here's some background on how my domain name and site is currently configured: My domain name ...
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How do sites avoid SEO issues and legalities with subdomain unique ids?

I was looking through a few websites recently and noticed a trend I'm not sure I understand. Sites are creating unique referral URLs for customers in the form of: http://customname.site.com (If ...
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Password protect an alias virtual directory

I have a main domain being hosted through CPanel. I also have a sub-domain that I would like to appear as a path under the main domain instead of as a sub-domain. So I have: http://example.com/ ...
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Redirecting subdomain to root index.php

I am new to this. Here is the situation and I'm wondering if someone can suggest the best solution to it: I have a domain www.mydomain.com where I have a Magento website running, we are in ...
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.htaccess URL rewrite [closed]

I used to have a rewrite rule to RewriteRule ^([^/]+)\.htm$ index.php?c=$1 [NC] RewriteRule ^([^/]+)\.htm/([0-9.]+)$ index.php?c=$1&amt=$2 [NC] Now, I have to change to RewriteRule ...