Directory-level configuration file found mostly on Apache web servers

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Using .htaccess for proper indexing/SEO of timthumb images

I don't know a whole lot about the intricacies of SEO so I was wondering if someone here could provide some insight to this problem. When you use the php script timthumb on a website, it means images ...
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In Joomla In htaccess REQUEST_URI is always returning index.php instead of SEF URL

I have installed joomsef version 3.9.9 with the Joomla 1.5.25. Now I want to set https for some of the section of my site(e.g URI starts with /events/) while wanting rest of all urls on http.I am ...
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301 Redirect exception vs. Script new connection to DB

I'll get right to it because this will be long. I've built a WordPress site for a client on a new domain name and 301 redirected his 3 other domains to point to it. Then, I learn that he has a ...
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Apache RewriteRule not redirecting

I have this in my .htaccess file: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^images/chart\.png$ /static/images/chart.png [L,R=301] RewriteRule ^images/artwork/(.+).png /static/artwork/$1.jpg [L,R=301] ...
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How to prevent a specific website from linking to our domain?

We have a landing page which is used only for running an ad campaign. There is a website that has found this link somehow and is linking to it. I've been told by marketing they don't want that website ...
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How to disable gzip compression using htaccess

I want to disable gzip compression in my site using htaccess. I have the code below in htaccess: php_flag zlib.output_compression off But it is not working.
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How to restrict site access to all countries except mine with .htaccess?

I used this tool to download list in ".htaccess allow" format to allow traffic from my country and restrict all others but it's still accessible when visiting from bunch of foreign proxies. I'm ...
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Writing clean urls with .htaccess

Update - Alright thanks everyone for your tests, it really helped. The code is good. My problem was not having absolute "/" links. (Due to moving from public_html folder). Only 2 concerns i have now. ...
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Force https and no www using htaccess

This question has been asked a million times before but my problem is that this still doesn't work for me, regardless of what code I use so I was wondering if I could have some help perhaps? This is ...
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Replacing an existing website – SEO considerations for broken links?

I have built a new website to replace a client's existing company website on the same URL. The content is entirely different, and none of the page links are the same. Do I have any issues to worry ...
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How to remove /index.html

How to make redirect /index.html -> / in Apache? Redirect /index.html http://domain-name.com/ Is causeing infinite loop when opening home page.
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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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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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Multilingual and SEO URLs - best practice?

What would you recommend as a URL structure for setting up a multilingual site when optimizing for SEO? I'm thinking: www.yoursite.com/en/some-category/some-article/ ...
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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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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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404 not found errors when using Modx CMS in a subfolder

I have installed Modx CMS on my hosting provider, but instead of installing it on my root directory where it usually goes, I put it in a folder on the root directory called makeabio. directory loads ...
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Unwanted redirect from a domain to my site

An external person from my client company registered a domain and redirected to my client URL. For instance, if you type unwanteddomain.com it redirects to myclientdomain.com. Is there any way to ...
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mod_rewrite works within directory not on root

I am having a problem with my RewriteRule for the querystring portion. What I am able to debug is that the rule is being triggered at least because the page "tags.php" is being rendered but without ...
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Displaying a “coming soon” image to users whilst I work on website redevelopment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 301 redirects for all except me I've been developing a new version of my website for a while now, on a different directory to my currently-live website. Shortly I'll be ...
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SEO: Is forcing a request to WWW.domain.com from domain.com a bad idea?

I have an htaccess file that is forcing the URL request to www. instead of a bare hostname (this is to resolve SSL issues I'm facing that are fixed when you visit the site via www.) Is this a bad ...
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How to point two domains to one ip address with a sub-domain

I am a little stuck here I currently have a domain: www.my-site.org & m.my-site.org I want to point m.mainsite.org to m.my-site.org I already have an A record created for m.mainsite.org I need ...
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Mod Rewrite - directing HTTP/HTTPS traffic to the appropriate virtual hosts

I have an Apache2 web server (v. 2.2.16) running on Debian hosting three virtual hosts. The first two hosts are HTTP only (server1 and server2). The last host is HTTPS only (server3). My virtual host ...
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How to stop access of a PHP file from other sites

I read somewhere about hot linking of images. Preventing image hot linking helps to stop bandwidth theft from your site. Would it work for a PHP file? In my case, I am using a PHP file to generate ...
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.htaccess language redirects with SEO-friendly URLs

How do I setup my .htaccess file to detect several languages, and redirect them to specific SEO-friendly URLs? Basically every URL needs to go to index.php?lang=(...). So, for English language ...
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Separate 404 page for subdirectory

I've made a subsite which runs under mydomain.com/subsite - idealy from an architecture point of view it would be under a subdomain, but we wanted the links to come back to the main domain. The sub ...
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What is redirecting mobile visitors to our website?

Our site may have been hacked. It loads okay on desktop browsers, but on mobile devices it redirects to a porn site. I can't see anything in the source code or .htaccess which would be causing this. ...
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How can I fix the #c3284d# malvertising hack on my website?

For the past couple of weeks at semi regular intervals, this website has had the #c3284d# malware code inserted into some of its .php files. Also the .htaccess file had its equivelant code inserted. I ...
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zlib compression issues

I'm having some issues running zlib compression on my site .. Firstly if I enable zlib compression in .htaccess using: php_value output_handler ob_gzhandler then I receive thousands of lines of the ...
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.htaccess - lose the file .html extension

I'm having a bad .htaccess day! I want a user to be able to type the URL mysite.com/about instead of mysite.com/about.html On .htaccess file I have: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond ...
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Apache: Virtual Host and .htacess for URL Rewriting not working

I have configured a virtual host in my local machine and every thing is working fine. Now I want to use SEO friendly urls. To achieve this I have used the .htaccess file. My virtual host ...
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How to redirect all URLs that contain my domain name in the path from .htaccess to avoid crawl errors

I am getting a lot of errors in Webmaster Tools and basically there's a lot of links ending like this: example.com/links.php How can I redirect these links, to shave off this part at the end? For ...
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=~ (equal-sign tilde) and m“ … ” in .htaccess directive

I saw this bit of code on an old forum post: SSLRequire %{HTTP_HOST} =~ m"\.secure\.powweb\.com" And I was just wondering what the =~ and m" ... " meant. I've been searching online and in the ...
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Restrict access to web directory with .htaccess

Let me just say that doing this sort of thing with .htaccess files has never been a strong point for me. Let's say that I have a directory in my web root: /dir/data Within that directory let's say ...
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mod_rewrite ignore Stylesheet and JavaScript

I have a mod_rewrite to allow example.com/location as example.com/?page=location RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !^page RewriteRule ^(.*)/?$ /?page=$1 [L] But how do I ...
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Multi-language site, landing page

Couldn't find a similar question here, and seems kinda simple, so sorry if this has been asked before. I'm developing a site with dual language, setup in the following format: ...
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Need .htaccess mod_rewrite for serving static content from subdomain, but forcing www otherwise

I have a website where I currently force example.com visits to www.example.com, and it has an SSL certificate, so I also force HTTP to HTTPS. My SSL certificate covers example.com and www.example.com. ...
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Conflicting mod_rewrite rules

The Background I run a university club website which has multiple domains, let's say meow.co.uk, foo.uni.ac.uk/bar/meow/ as two relevant cases. (When I upload files using an FTP client, it's the ...
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Rewrite rule to replace every %20 in the URL with an underscore

I would like my current URLs: http://example.com/files/528/Rabba%20Ho%20-%20Falak%20Shabir%20Song.html To look cleaner like this: http://example.com/files/528/Rabba_Ho_-_Falak_Shabir_Song.html ...
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.htaccess not passing GET parameters

I have a .htaccess file that looks like this: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^login$ /login.php? [L,R=301] However when I do any get parameters such as /login?random=get&params=true they don't ...
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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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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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How do I enable compression to reduce the file transfer size on GoDaddy?

I have hosted one of my website on godaddy.com. How do I enable compression to reduce the file transfer size? I need to compress the .css and .js files. I tried the following but it doesn't work : ...
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How long do I need my old hosting account after I have moved to another host as well as address? [duplicate]

I had my old website at the********.in and shifted to a .org domain. I also switched the hosting company. Here's what I did - I drove all traffic from old site to the new one with 301 permanent ...
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Cache control header specified in .htaccess is not working for static files

I'm trying to use Google PageSpeed Insights to speed up my website - www.edmhunters.com. First off, here is what my .htaccess file looks like # ...
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Redirect Google crawler to different robots.txt via .htaccess

I have googled for the answer all day and still couldn't find an answer. I have a virtual subdomain www.static.example.com which is a mirror site of www.example.com. It means I have just one root ...
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Redirect with HTTP_HOST redirects to sub subdomain

The settings I have the following .htaccess rule RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^de\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] This works great to ...
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Rebranding: how do I redirect my website to a new domain, and blog to a subdomain?

I have a website that I am rebranding and using a new domain name for. Right now it is primarily a blog hosted at the root. I am going to be redirecting from www.old.com to www.new.com, and I also ...
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Remove query string from 301 redirect URL

I'm having some trouble with redirects and I haven't been able to get this to work. I want to make the following http://www.example.com/seasonal/christmas?p=15 redirect to ...
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Problem with my subdomain with .htaccess root as subdir

I am working on a site making my subdir to appear as root just like //domain.com/ is //domain.com/subdir and also access/load files hiding the subdir. My site have this .htaccess(below) and its ...