Directory-level configuration file found mostly on Apache web servers

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How do I implement URL rewriting in my .htaccess file?

I'd like to do some URL rewriting (Why? See this question.) so that instead of users seeing addresses like labouseur.com/course-compilers.html they can instead see and use simply ...
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Removing non-www support

I'm not an advocate of the no-www movement. I like the www because it adds as a buffer to distinguish between our public and private/static sites. The problem is that with one of our sites, our ...
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How can I stop a bot attack on my site?

I have a site (built with wordpress) that is currently under a bot attack (as best I can tell). A file is being requested over and over, and the referrer is (almost every time) ...
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Is it better to have an ErrorDocument 404 redirect back to the homepage or a standard 404 error page?

We run an ecommerce site that was setup by a third party ecommerce software provider, basic shop with product pages, basket and checkout. The third party vendor set up the htaccess file so that if a ...
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Can .htaccess slow down a site?

I'm working with a client on an e-commerce website. I implemented clean URLs using .htaccess. I also used .htaccess to solve canonical issues such as redirecting www to non-www and removing index.php ...
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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 are web applications like Tumblr, WordPress.com and Blogspot able to create subdomains for users so fast?

I am curious as to how web-applications are able to create sub-domains instantly for new users, for example, newuser.wordpress.com, or example.blogspot.com. If I need to create a new subdomain for a ...
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htaccess execution order and priority

Can anyone explain to me in what order apache executes .htaccess files residing in different levels of the same path and how the rewrite rules therein are prioritized? For example, why doesn't the ...
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301 redirects for all except me

i want to my site down for an hour and i was using order Deny,Allow Deny from all Allow from my.ip.add.ress but i dont like the default error page, is there a 301 redirct where i can redirect ...
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Homemade URL shortener redirect conflicting with 301 redirects

I have a website which was originally built using classic ASP. About a year ago it was rewritten in PHP. This caused file extensions to change and some pages were moved to new locations within the ...
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Can the files robots.txt and sitemap.xml be dynamic through an .htaccess redirect?

I have a multilanguage and multidomain site. It runs through a unique CMS installation (Drupal), so I have a single root directory. So if I have a static robots.txt, there I only can show the files ...
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Font blocked from loading by Cross-Origin Resource Sharing policy: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin'

we are experiencing this error in Google Chrome. We thought everything was set-up correct. But maybe not? Font from origin http://skin.cdn.com has been blocked from loading by Cross-Origin ...
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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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Forcing SSL and www in .htaccess

I'm looking for a way to force SSL and www. I've been able to force both separately but together I keep running into redirection issues. The following code works when handling a URL in this format: ...
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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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home page of my site is not appear in google search, when I type site:example.com

I am totally confused, when I place site:example.com in google I see every page of my website in serp(search engine result page) except the home page. I don’t know why it’s happening but I check ...
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Apache rewrite rules for development workstation and server

I've got developers editing pages for several sites on a WAMP stack and then uploading to the public servers running LAMP stacks. We're pretty happy with it, but we have this minor annoyance: we can't ...
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.htaccess redirect url without trailing slashes

In my htaccess I have some rewrited urls like these: RewriteRule ^first-page$ /subdir/page.php?id_page=1 [QSA,L] RewriteRule ^second-page$ /subdir/page.php?id_page=2 [QSA,L] RewriteRule ^third-page$ ...
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Problem with .htaccess and mod_rewrite after moving site to new server

The site seems to draw the correct links but its not redirecting me to the correct view. The same code works fine on the old server here http://ruse.systemio.net/q&a/. The new server is here ...
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How to re-direct Wordpress posts with 301

All my WordPress post URLs generate sub directories with duplicate content and I do not know what regular expression to use to consistently 301 redirect domain.com/category/post/random-number/ to ...
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Restrict access to directories hosting different sites

My hosting provider requires that my primary domain (let's call it example.com) points to my public_html root. I also own several other domains (let's call them exampleA.com and exampleB.com) that are ...
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Removing the dot or period from htaccess files - A dangerous move?

Removing the dot or period from htaccess files (and thus making it unhidden) - A dangerous move? I tried to search in Google with the string: Can I remove the dot htaccess But I didn't find anything ...
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How to enable use of .htaccess in Apache on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to enable use of htaccess file in Ubuntu 14.04 (Apache 2.4.7). I know that this question has many possible duplicates, but none of them helped me yet. .htaccess: ErrorDocument 404 ...
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Allow access to WordPress site only by links in email newsletters

I send out a personal email newsletter, and have been looking into sending it via some service like MailChimp, or sendy.co. Many of these email services suggest, or require, the email newsletter ...
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Where do I create the file .htaccess, in order to serve my HTML5 cache manifest file correctly?

From a post on http://diveintohtml5.org/offline.html (Wayback Machine Copy) Your cache manifest file can be located anywhere on your web server, but it must be served with the content type ...
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Can I enable GZIP on Godaddy?

One of my sites lives on GoDaddy's bottom-of-the-line cheap hosting, I have the correct code in my .htaccess file, but it's not compressing because mod_deflate is not loaded. How do I enable that? ...
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How to Remove Extensions From, and Force the Trailing Slash at the End of URLs?

Example of current file structure: example.com/foo.php example.com/bar.html example.com/directory/ example.com/directory/foo.php example.com/directory/bar.html ...
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.htaccess permanent redirect to www

I have a WordPress installation that is not redirecting URLs not starting with www. Example: http://example.com/dir/ doesn't send to http://www.example.com/dir/ instead goes to http://example.com/. ...
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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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How to internally rewrite a page when requested from specific HTTP_HOST

I have a Drupal site, example.com, and our client has a campaign that they're promoting for which they've bought a new domain name, campaign.com. I'd like it so that a request for campaign.com ...
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.htaccess rewrite url leads to missing css

I am trying to make my url from this: www.domain.com/view.php?id=15 To ths: www.domain.com/watch/15 My code in htaccess is as follows: Options -Indexes Options +FollowSymlinks ...
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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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Should I block agent Wget/1.12 (linux-gnu)?

Is that a scraper? It tried accessing my site which is currently password protected for testing purposes. shall I block it?
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I am changing my file extensions in URLs, how to keep my good SEO results?

We have a website with good SEO results. For design reasons I have to update the design and I have to change file names from .html to .php. But I keep my domain name! What should I do in order to ...
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How can I disallow access to my website by its IP address?

I want my website to be accessible only by the domain name, not by the server’s IP address. How can I configure Apache to achieve this? Below are the VirtualHost configurations of Apache. ...
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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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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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Site compromised .htaccess files everywhere

Some of the sites we're hosting are compromised by... I don't know what. Every directory on the webserver contains a .htaccess file which redirects a user coming from a search engine to a page which ...
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Organizing website files

I want to start creating my website but I have a few questions. http://website.com/directory/webpage - in this kind of website, it does not display a .php or .HTML extension at the end. How to ...
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.htaccess two different rules but only one per time

I'm rather new to the whole .htaccess thing and I'm using the following right now to use 'pretty url's': <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d ...
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Redirect non-www to www : .htaccess without giving the domain name

To redirect non-www to www we often see this in .htaccess: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.example\.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.example.com/%{REQUEST_URI} ...
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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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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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Trigger IP ban based on request of given file?

I run a website where "x.php" was known to have vulnerabilities. The vulnerability has been fixed and I don't have "x.php" on my site anymore. As such with major public vulnerabilities, it seems ...
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Is it better to remove old URL from google via webmaster than 301 rewrite?

I have a site which changed from one shopping cart to another. Previously there was an .htaccess file which redirected all the old URLs to the homepage. I changed it to report a 404 for any URL not ...
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Looking for explanation of Apache behavior on manipulating headers

Tried to get an answer at ServerFault - they don't know, all real gurus are sitting here. The background of the issue: Googlebot creates non-existing URLs and tries to crawl them. On some URLs Apache ...
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Is a masked 307 redirect for a domain possible?

I've been asked to create a 307 redirect for a domain, ensuring it is "masked". i.e. keep the original URL in the address bar. There isn't a lot of info available about 307 (as opposed to 301/302) ...
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How can I use .htaccess to rewrite different domains to different sub-directories, masking the sub-directory?

I have a shared hosting plan that allows unlimited addon domains, but they can only point to the public root (/). I use .htaccess to point different domains to their corresponding sub-directories. For ...
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Properly force SSL with .htaccess, no double authentication

I'm trying to force SSL with .htaccess on a shared host. This means there I only have access to .htaccess and not the vhosts config. I know you can put a rule in the VirtualHost config file to force ...
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Rewrite rule to show as directory using .htaccess

I want to implement a rewrite rule in my .htaccess file to show a specific url as a directory of my server. See the code below I written, RewriteRule ^(.*)/$ ?page=$1 [NC] This will rewrites urls ...