Directory-level configuration file found mostly on Apache web servers

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Create friendly looking URL's with mod rewrite

I want to make the pages on my site more search engine friendly by turning the query strings into meaningful looking page names. For example I have a page that is this: /search.php?c=18 I want it ...
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403 error with a 301 redirect in .htaccess

I wrote a rewrite rule for one of my pages. This rule is supposed to be for a specific single URL only hence the "static-ness". RewriteRule ^picks/categorizedPicks/126$ ...
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Using .htaccess deny returning 302 and not 403 forbidden

I'm in the process of adding yet another layer of security to some of my WordPress installs, since some of my customers sites use shared hosting, and generally they do not ban users for brute force ...
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Redirect percent encoded URL in .htaccess

Suppose I have the following URL: http://example.com/%D8%B3%DB%8C%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%85-rss-%D8%B3%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D9%87%DB%8C%D9%86%D9%87-%D8%B4%D8%AF/ How can I redirect this to ...
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.htaccess syntax multiple RewriteEngine on

I'm learning to maintain my own WP site. After a lot of reading I ended up with my "complete" htaccess file that looks something like this DirectoryIndex index.php # Disable directory listings ...
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Stop Google from indexing parent folder URLs

Here is my problem: example.com/images folder and subfolders contain all of my images for example.com site and sub pages. Google is indexing those directories locations as URLs. For example. ...
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503 status fails to load images or CSS

I have the following 503 status set: RedirectMatch 503 ^/(?!index\.html) ErrorDocument 503 /index.html Header always set Retry-After "604800" I understand that this rule tells any robots that the ...
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Rewrite rule to handle urls that start with a slash, have only numbers and letters, and may end with a slash is not working

im attempting to get my URL to resolve something like http://example.com/?image=2VMt2 Thus my index.php using the [GET] method in PHP to resolve into my domain http://example.com/2VMt2 The rule ...
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Best way to move site from subdomain to root through cPanel?

I have an old Wordpress blog hosted on a subdomain (sub.mysite.com) with hundreds of posts. The root domain is actually empty and redirected to the subdomain. Now I want to move the site from the ...
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htacess seems to make the page load forever

I need to rewrite a URL of my server so the URL looks friendly. Like: site.com/var1/var2/var3/... to site.com/index.php?page=var1/var2/var3/... So I wrote this .htacess: RewriteEngine On ...
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Make a domain point to another domain

I have never been able to figure out how to do this. I am working on a PHP script. With my script, each user will have access to their own site. For example, the URL for this would be ...
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Redirect URL with query string to homepage

I can't figure out how to make users visiting my website using links like: mysite.com/?ref=XXXXXXX see the homepage instead of a completely blank page. I tried using htaccess but I can't figure out ...
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Using .htaccess to set a cookie and 301 redirect

I currently have in my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^$ http://chfmaine.com/ [CO=moved:yes:chfmaine.com:1/,R=301,NE,NC,L] I was basing this off of this post. That's a lot more than I need but the setting ...
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Moving a WordPress site to a new domain - need help with an Apache htaccess URL rewrite rule

I'm helping to move a WordPress site from one domain to another, which includes a change in permalink structure. I know I can use a .htaccess entry, but I'm not that well-versed (yet) in regular ...
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How can I redirect old WordPress URL (with a query string) to new URL using .htaccess?

I transferred my WordPress site to static HTML website, but some other website have a link to my old WordPress site mysite.com/?page_id=1103. I want to redirect all traffic to new URL which is ...
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Removing file extensions off the url

I am looking for a way to remove the extensions off the end of the Url. So say for example www.example.com/about.html. This would change to www.example.com/about I've looked around and searched for ...
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RewriteRule for URL Subdirectory Root

Have not found this in my searches on SE. I need this scenario to work: • User visits someurl.com/news/folder or someurl.com/news/somefolder/, they get redirected to someurl.com/somefolder. • If ...
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301 redirect for a page with a space in it

I have some pages from a client's old template-based site which have spaces in them. For example, one of the pages looks like this: example.com/page.php?domain_name=example.com&viewpage=Gallery ...
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Wild card redirect in htaccess giving error this webpage has a redirect loop

In my website I changed the directory name "vehicles-cars" to "vehicles-cars-for-sale". When I tried to redirect using a wild card redirect from my old directory name to new directory name in my web ...
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Removing .html and index.html from URL

I'm having some problems trying to Remove the .html extension from URLs Removing 'index.html' from an URL 1) To remove the extension I have tried using this in my htaccess file. RewriteEngine on ...
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Redirecting a .co domain to a .co.uk with masking

This is my first post here, so be gentle... A friend wanted a website and paid for one to be set up. For reasons unknown to me he ended up with hissite.co rather than hissite.co.uk, which is what ...
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How do I create a .htaccess file that would make my website work like Adfly

I need, but don't know how to make, an htaccess file that will send a user, when looking for the home page, to index.php. It should not send them anywhere when they look for a URL like /7fg4/. ...
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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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JS and CSS caching issue: possibly .htaccess related

I've been using the HTML5 Boilerplate for some web projects for a while now and have noticed the following issue cropping up on some sites. My CSS and JS files, when loaded by the browser, are being ...
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RewriteRule not working for certain URLs

There are a few domains pointing towards the same server, and of course I need them all redirect to only one of them. Redirects work, but only for certain URLs. What works: http://www.domain.com, ...
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Replace %26 in htaccess to %2526

I would like htaccess to rewrite example.com/something_%26_else into example.com/something_%2526_else I'm importing a bunch of pages that have ampersands in the title from MediaWiki. These are ...
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Share on Facebook does not show thumbnail images

I have a PHP application which has a "Share on Facebook" button that, On the development server shows the thumbnail images correctly and allows the user to select between them On the live server, it ...
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Will googlebot index my index.php even with an htaccess redirect?

Using a redirect statement in my htaccess file, people who type the following into the address bar... http://example.com/index.php ...are redirected to... http://example.com/ I also have a ...
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htaccess redirect subfolder to root

In the following scenario, example.com is my homepage. I need to: redirect www to non-www redirect index.html to homepage redirect example.com/store to example.com This is my htaccess code # ...
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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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403 when query string parameter contains an encoded URL

I'm using shared hosting with minimal access to any configuration settings. I've created a more or less empty HTML file, emptypage.html, with the following contents: <!DOCTYPE html> ...
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.htaccess redirect not working for web alias

I have two domains at one.com: example.com and example.de I would like to redirect from example.com to example.de/en I wanted to use an A record so that example.com points to example.de and then use ...
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Can .htaccess 301 redirects work with encoded characters?

I have an old site with titles in the URL for SEO, but it has URL encoded characters than transliterated Latin characters. Like %20 instead of space character and many other non-Latin characters. The ...
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Avoid 301 redirect in cdn.domain.mx

I have a domain with a .htaccess redirection problem. The active CDN the URL should be: cdn.domain.mx/images/test.png but redirects: cdn.domain.mx/images/something.png -> ...
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Htaccess redirecting 404 URLs to Index page

I am trying to setup my htaccess file such that all 404 pages are permanently redirected to the home/index page using 301. After I configure the htaccess file I try to test that it is working ...
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Require domain alias to show in browser address bar

Similar to question posted here (but not related to sub directories): .htaccess redirect of domain name alias to main domain but must show up as the alias domain I am trying to direct traffic from an ...
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Clean URLs without PHP file extension

I want to make my URLs clean, for example: http://sample.com/about-me instead of: http://sample.com/about-me.php This is my code: RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond ...
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Blocking pages from being crawled with specific URL encoded parameters

While seeing the Google Webmaster Tools report there are certain URL encoded parameters like %5c and %22 coming up in URL's of site. We tried to identify the issue and observed that due to incorrect ...
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URL not found after rewrite

Using this .htaccess file: Options +FollowSymLinks Options +Indexes RewriteEngine On RewriteRule matches/(.*)-v-(.*) matches/matchevent.php?event=$1%20v%20$2 [R=301,L] This url: ...
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.htaccess and .htpasswd throwing 500 internal server error

I've created a .htaccess and a .htpasswd file, both using my hosting's tool, uploaded them, and I get an error when I try to view the directory. Why? my .htaccess file: AuthName "Restricted Area" ...
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My .htaccess entry is not working

The below are all my .htaccess entry: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.acethehimalaya\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule (.*) http://www.acethehimalaya.com/$1 [R=301,L] redirect 301 ...
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Force fresh content, not from the browser cache

I used the following code in the htaccess to put my site under maintenance and show the visitors maintenance.html. Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ...
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Subdomain In Addon Domain Is Not Working

I added a new addon domain to my cPanel hosting. With the new added addon domain, I try to make some subdomain of it. But, the subdomain is not working like subfolder does. This is my situation: ...
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Proper caching method with .htaccess [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: .htaccess and browser caching There are a lot of snippets that enable caching on a website and I don't know which one should I use. The most popular is something like ...
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RewriteRule working local but not on remote server

I have a .htaccess file with one simple RewriteRule: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9-]+)$ ?site=$1 I want to have an url like http://www.example.com/imprint and forward it to ...
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Rewrite img and link paths with htaccess and serve the file from rewritten path?

I have a static mockup page, which I want to "customize" by switching a variable used in image-src and link-href attributes. Paths will look like this: <img src="/some/where/VARIABLE/img/1.jpg" ...
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Will adding “www.” to my domain setting in Google Analytics impact already collected data?

I have a profile in Google Analytics (GA) that has been collecting data for a year. The domain setting in GA is "http://example.com". The site, however, will redirect any non-www request, to ...
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Redirecting from a dynamic URL to a prettier/simple URL?

I am trying to redirect a page via my .htaccess, but it does not seem to be working. Old page: /dyn/?q=customer%20reference&f=1,1,1,1,1,1&c=10,10,10,10,10,10&s=1,1,1,1,1,1,1&st=1 New ...
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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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CMS Made Simple: Why does home page return a 404 under www subdomain?

Anyone know why my homepage won't load with the www prefix. Links such as www.example.com/about-us will load fine but www.example.com returns a 404. Every page works including the home page ...