Directory-level configuration file found mostly on Apache web servers

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Why does .htaccess not prevent a php script from accessing a file

I ran into the following issue: On a website I want to prevent "unauthorized" access to a set of .xml files - the user has to authenticate first. Now it would be possible for an authenticated user to ...
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.htaccess port 80 to another port SEO impact?

I am using the Ghost blogging platform. By default to access the blog you go to blog.my-site.com:2368 of course this makes for a ugly, unfriendly URL. I am using .htaccess to change the behavior so ...
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How to block user agent from accessing my WordPress site with htaccess?

I have noticed large amount of traffic coming to my site from different IP's with user agent. Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; SiteExplorer/1.0b; +http://siteexplorer.info/) I don't have much experience ...
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Changing file extensions in URIs - Server Error after Apache upgrade

Please can anyone help to identify flaw or incompatibility in .htaccess code causing server error? In the process of changing over from static to dynamic website, I had to maintain some static files ...
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Using .htaccess, can you hide the true URL?

So I have a web hotel with 1 main website http://www.myrootsite.com/ and a few websites in subdirectories, in a folder called projects. I have domain names pointing to the subdirectories, but ...
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Can I set Cache-Control in the .htaccess file for a specific part of a document (just a section of the <body>)

I noticed, by using Google Page Speed Insights, that if I structure my HTML to load the critical, above-the-fold content first, my page will improve performance - and it woks (with now current perf. ...
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Error 404 after rewrite query strings with htaccess

I'm trying to redirect the URLs of a client's website like this: www.localsite.com/immobile.php?id_immobile=24 In something like this: www.localsite.com/immobile/24.php I'm using this rule in ...
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Rewrite rule not working for redirect in subdomain hosted in a subdirectory of the main site [closed]

I am running a WordPress network. This means there are multiple websites produced by one installation of WordPress. Each website is a subdomain of the parent website. WordPress handles the creation ...
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Website won't work without www on mobile phone

I have updated the .htaccess file so that when someone types in example.com, they are redirected to www.example.com. This works great on my computer, but when I try it on my cell phone is does not ...
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Ideal cache times for browser caching times for different file types?

I am trying to improve my site's performance - and that includes caching. I found some great caching via .htaccess from the boilerplate html5 template - but the cache times seem odd. Does anyone ...
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.htaccess file size causes 500 Internal Server Error [closed]

As soon as my .htaccess goes over approx 8410 bytes, I get a 500 Internal Server Error. I don't think this is due to a bad redirect, as I have experimented with redirects in the .htaccess and then ...
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Need to remove www for only one sub directory from a domain

I have a domain like www.example.com. I need to remove www. from specified sub folder by using a .htaccess file. Example : www.example.com/blog should redirect to example.com All other sub ...
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Handling APACHE file caching

I have used .htaccess to cache images, css and javascript files on my server for up to a month. My problem is that some users get updates that I made recently and all works normally while some user ...
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edited and reversed changes on .htaccess - site starts redirecting to .comindex.php/

Site is a Joomla 2.5 site. I wanted to add a non www to www redirect to the htaccess file, did so, then the redirection went mad, reversed but still the site redirects. When i click view site in ...
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How do I use htaccess to make a short URL to a MediaWiki page?

I'd like to rewrite /liam to /index.php/Liam_Edwards-Playne. I've currently written this below in the appropriate .htaccess file but it is still returning a 404: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^/liam$ ...
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htaccess code for maintenance page redirect

I set up a maintenance page that I could enable through an htaccess file. The html file is located in a folder called "maintenance". The html file has some images in it. However, visitors to the page ...
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Google Chrome audit: resources are explicitly non-cacheable?

If I run a Google Chrome audit on a site, it lists all CSS, PNG, JPG, JS files and even the main domain (i.e. www.example.com) under the heading: Leverage browser caching The following resources ...
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.htaccess 301 Redirect for wildcard subdomains

I run WordPress in Network mode, which means I can have multiple websites running off one installation of WordPress. Each website runs as a subdomain. WordPress handles this using .htaccess, and a ...
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Help with 301 redirect from subdomain to root domain

I need to forward existing subdomain links to the root domain as the subdomain no longer exists. I have tried so many different lines of code in my .htaccess file and can not get the redirect to work. ...
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getting 500 intenal error when setting 301 redirect using .htaccess

I am trying to use a 301 redirect to direct users and bots to my new site but when I put the .htaccess live i keep getting a 500 internal error shown. The site is actually a subdomain which i want ...
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.htaccess rewrite , parked domain on another site to read the proper domain name

I have a parked domain example.co.uk on another domain name web-space in a folder and need to rewrite the domain name in the browser URL as it currently shows the other domain name while browsing and ...
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mod_rewrite for directories

One of our developers who built the framework that our website uses is no longer with us and I appear to have a stack of issues across the site currently, one being URL rewriting across the site. ...
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GoDaddy-Drupal Site down due to mysql password change, how to change it back?

PDOException: SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user 'lev1127301002684'@'188.121.41.131' (using password: YES) in lock_may_be_available() (line 167 of ...
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How to redirect user into mobile website?

Hi how to redirect the user into mobile site when the user accessing from mobile. Say example i have site called www.mysite.com. Now, a person accessing a website from mobile it should redirect to ...
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How do I make SEO friendly URLs from my PHP pages?

I'm pretty new to this and was wondering how to turn my site URLs into SEO friendly URLs using .htaccess and mod_rewrite? My URLs take the form mydomain.com/index.php?pid=1&pagename=Some Page I ...
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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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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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How to come back to old URL already redirected with 301? What is the impact to SEO?

I have recently moved my old site (built with DreamWeaver) to a new one (with new design and using WordPress). It was done last August, 1st and as the URLs with WP changed completely, I had to do ...
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Joomla 1.5 to Wordpress 3.1 migration: how to redirect Joomla's permalinks

I'm migrating a Joomla 1.5 site to a WordPress 3.1 site (I will later update to WP 3.2.x) and I've found the right tool to do it, a plugin called Joomla 1.5 Importer. There is another plugin called ...
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.htaccess mobile redirect issues

I'm trying to set up a mobile redirect for a site with 2 subfolders, and I cannot get both to work at the same time. This is the structure of the site www.mysite.com/EN/ www.mysite.com/ES/ This is ...
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Duplicate content for sub domains i.e. example.com/subdomain/index.php seen the same as example.com/subdomain/ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have a website with some sub domain folders and seomoz is picking them up as both ...
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Gzip compress offline?

I've configured my site to serve compressed content by putting this line in .htaccess AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/javascript text/css application/javascript ...
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Links on Google result list with unnecessary parameters

I have a website that uses .htaccess to turn the parameterized URLs into a folder pattern based URL For example : www.example.com?lang=de&cat=mycategory becomes www.example.com/de/mycategory ...
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Forbid users from accessing a long URL while allowing access to a shorter one with mod_rewrite

I'm trying to block the following URL: www.example.com/Ayurveda/article/guna/alkalizing/contains/non-vegan/experience/relieves-burning But I want to allow: ...
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WAMP: Properly directing image paths on local server

I'm using ExpressionEngine to build a site, and have a development version running locally via WAMP. Within the root "www" folder, I have an "ee" subdirectory that acts as the root of the development ...
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Redirecting www to non www in subfolder

I have Joomla installed on root folder and another Joomla installed on a subfolder. I want to redirect www to no-www in subfolder by this code in blog .htaccess: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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.htaccess RedirectMatch not working when *some* users include “www.” in URL

I have recently moved a site to a new domain, and at the old domain, I created a .htaccess file that includes one line of code: RedirectMatch 301 ^/(.*) http://newdomain.com/$1 The goal, of course, ...
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Apache virtual hosts configuration for MAMP results in new sites going to the same folder

I have MAMP installed in my mac. Why is it that every time I create a new site, they all go to the same folder? Here is my /etc/hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 ...
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Redirect all images in a directory to another website using .htaccess

How can I redirect all .png and .jpg image URLs within the /tool/img directory to another website? Filenames can consist of special (unicode) characters. For example, the following URL: ...
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SEO results in updating periodically a 301 redirect

I'm in the unfortunate situation of managing a very old website, that has been passed by the hands of at least 5 webmasters. Each has implemented new sections and other pages without regarding ...
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Changing from parameter to readable URLs 301 redirect

I've recently changed my URLs with parameters to more readable URLs with the following .htaccess: RewriteRule ^page/([A-Za-z0-9-+_\s]+)$ /index.php?n=$1 [L] RewriteRule ...
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How to noindex a 404 page using .htaccess?

I have several 404 not found pages which I would like to noindex through .htaccess. how do I do it with X-Robots-Tag?
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Simplest way to lock down a beta web site but allow paypal payments

Perhaps a strange question, but I have a website that's not ready for production use online in order to test paypal payments. I had locked down the site using a .htaccess file however this also ...
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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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Need help writing .htaccess / Apache rule

I have some URLs which are now 404 due to site upgrade. I want all URLs starting with www.example.com/archives/* to point to www.example.com/news (notice that after archives there is a wildcard ...
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Prevent Google Indexing SubDomains

I have cPanel Hosting with only 1 IP. I'm in the process of pointing all my TLDS over to this server. I have created 'Addon Domains' and all the folders from which it creates are located in sub ...
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Inserting WordPress in a site with .htaccess Rewrite Rule

I want to insert a WordPress blog in a website which is programmed in PHP and that uses includes() to select what content to show, and that uses .htaccess Rewrite Rule to get friendly URLs. The ...
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I get huge bandwidth transfer from some unknown bot Unknown robot (identified by 'bot*')

I get huge bandwidth transfer from some unknown bot Unknown robot (identified by 'bot*').There are ways to block it via htaccess or other means. The question is whether to block it for website safety ...
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Apache htaccess results in files being downloaded instead of displayed

So I had this "beautiful" website that did exactly what I wanted it to do. Then I shut down my PC, reboot and...the pages just download now instead of being displayed. I re-installed XAMPP and ...
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What is correct syntax for .htaccess 301 redirect of query based URL to new URL?

I wish to set up some 301 redirects to new URLs and I am trying to do this with the redirect facility in cPanel. For some reason the requests are not being processed correctly and I am guessing that ...