mod_rewrite is a URL rewriting module for the Apache web server. It is commonly used for so-called "pretty" URLs because of its ability to redirect on the server side (transparent to clients and their browsers), but also provides the power and flexibility to perform various request handling tasks ...

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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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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 ...
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Override .htaccess from parent directory

I have a local LAMP stack (without the MySQL. LAP stack? Anyways..) and I am using this as a development environment for a production website. The site is placed in a sub-directory of the Apache2 ...
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mod_rewrite to change parts of a URL causes infinite loop error.

I moved my website to a new CMS and some of my URLs look different now, so I want to delete a part of incoming URLs so that links to my page still work properly. The old URL looks like: ...
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How to use .htaccess to show smarter URLs

I'd like to ask how can I call the page www.domain.com/index.php?page=somepage and make the browser show the user in the URL bar the address www.domain.com/somepage/? How do I do that trick?
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Using mod_rewrite to send all requests to a certain document

I want to temporarily redirect all requests for a site to index.html, using Apache only. Is this mod_rewrite approach going to work, and is it the right way to do it? RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ...
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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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Redirecting a CSS file based on .htaccess rules

I'm trying to hack the CSS files on OSTicket by replacing them with my own custom ones when a specific URL is accessed. The URL that is accessed for this example is: ...
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RewriteRules targeting a directory result in a gratuitous redirect

I have a standard CMS-like RewriteRule set up in my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^(.+)$ index.php?slug=$1 Let's say I have a directory called foo in the root directory. For some reason, if you hit the ...
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Using env variables with RewriteRule and ErrorDocument

I'm having problems with the following config on my Apache server to Rewrite some URLs. SetEnv PATH_TO_DIR /directory RewriteRule ^%{PATH_TO_DIR}/([a-zA-Z0-9_\-]+)/([a-zA-Z0-9_\-\.]+)/?$ ...
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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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RewriteBase has to change when using UserDir

I have setup our Apache server to use UserDir. This mean our URLs are: http://dev.server.com/~username/drupal/html/ Before our URLS were: http://dev.server.com/drupal/html/ In the 2nd case I ...
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After mod_rewrite the internal URLs are duplicated many times when crawling

I'm sure it is my mistake in mod_rewrite rules, but I can't seem to figure it out. I've set up the rules for my new site and all works perfect, unless - I try to create a sitemap. The URLs get ...
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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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A more specific question about a tricky redirect case

me again. :) I will try to keep this more to the point. Synopsis: I am trying to redirect URLs like this: www.desktopscenes.com/Scenes from Yellowstone (2003)/slides/Morning Glory Pool.html to ...
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How do I setup redirect for multiple subdomains to different folders

So I have 2 sites on this particular server and this is all internal, but when a user goes to websvn for instance, I want them to go to websvn.domain.local and it is going there but it is also ...
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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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What strings do %{HTTP_HOST} and other mod_rewrite variables return? [closed]

If I have a htaccess file that has RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} in it, what is the HTTP_HOST? This is something I've been struggling to find out. To help me understand, could you tell me, in each example ...
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Have UserDir enabled but also want to rewrite url if called differently

I am setting up a new server for our users to use have have personal webspace on. I have in my httpd.conf of apache the directives for UserDir as follows UserDir disabled root UserDir public_html ...
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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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Need expert help with tricky redirect problem [duplicate]

I actually posted about this years ago, never got anywhere. Did more research, did testing, got something I thought worked and mostly did, but it seems to get bogged down in infinite loops under ...
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How to change my id and name in php url

How would I change the URL from from: example.com/games.php?id=27 to: website.com/games/271/game-name-here So far I have this in .htaccess: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^games/([0-9]+)/?$ ...
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The ultimate recipe to end duplicate content

I decided now its time to fine-tune my apache configuration to finally/hopefully end the duplicate-content madness. I notice the more I pay attention to this, the more income I make from ads. This ...
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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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Apache .htaccess mod_rewrite: use of [NC]

I see tons of .htacces examples containing the [NC] flag (NoCase = case-insensitive) For example the famous h5bp page use the [NC] flag a lot: ...
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How to do 301 redirect for complete URL?

I have a lot of URL, which can't be redirected, or, better, rewrited with mod_rewrite in .htaccess, so instead rewriting, I have created 301 redirects manually. It isn't too much records, about 40 ...
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Hosting htaccess redirect subdirectory to subdomain

I have simple hosting plan with domains included: Now I have the domain.com and seconddomain.com now I want to use all that domain and give them his own root directory. If I use the controle panel ...
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Do we have any redirect solution for all of subURL?

Suppose I redirect exmpale0.com to example1.com , example1.com is newer. Already , I promoted my exmpale0.com into social networks , Suppose I had: http://example0.com/blahblah Now I have ...
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redirect 204 with htaccess if url contain certain string

I get tons of url with "undefined" added at the end of url, consisting about 20% of my pageview. I tried to check the troubling script source and can't find it. Tried some solutions but none of them ...
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Bypass all rules and redirect internally to another folder/file

In Apache config file, there are some rules defines like below: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteRule ^(Category)/([^/]+)/(.+)$ index.php?module=$1&id=$2&action=$3 [B,L,QSA] ...
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stopping accessibility of internal script files via mod_rewrite

Turns out after researching, one site found duplicate content on my website. The reason is because the unfriendly php file that friendly URLs link to was apparently discovered by a robot and then got ...
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Using mod_rewrite to force users to use our caching proxy

During a recent audit we became aware of several users who have not set their DNS records to correctly point to our name servers. Since we don't control the domain names of our users directly, we're ...
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Redirecting domain to subfolder, one hosting account, avoid redirect loop. masking?

I have two domains (here are the actual domain names for simplicity): snapstarr.com fuselog.net I have one hosting account with GoDaddy, for the two domains. the primary domain is snapstarr.com. I ...
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How to mod_rewrite url with subdomain and change extension

I need to change the pattern of my url from the normal path into a subdomain. I tried write the .htaccess but it's not work. http://hello.com/sos/article.php?id=1&title=this-is-a-title.php From ...
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IP-based redirection using mod_rewrite

I'm running a small VPN server where each user has his own static IP. I set up an Apache server in order to host files for each of them and instead of using a new registration system, I wanted to take ...
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htaccess condition if the first subfolder exists

I believe I want to know how to detect whether the first subdirectory in a request is valid. I am wanting to deploy several different versions of the same web application into different directories ...
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Returning 404 error after using RewriteRule on localhost

I would like to use localhost/projects/project1/page/x instead of localhost/projects/project1/index.php?page=x. But after I had redirected the URL in .htaccess using RewriteRule, it returned my 404 ...
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What rewrite rule would show the 410 (gone) status for removed forum URLs?

I have removed a forum system from my CMS and now I want to return an 410 status code whenever a search engine visits the former posts. I know that I have to use a number of Rewrite Rules to do the ...
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What is .htaccess rewrite rule for humans.txt in the query string?

From http://www.allthingsdemocrat.com/block-bad-bots-in-htaccess.txt: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} http\:\/\/www\.google\.com\/humans\.txt\? [NC] RewriteRule .* - [F,L] ...
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Remove .php and id from URL and replace with slash

I have tried lots of URL rewrite rules in .htaccess but I am stuck now. I have to change this URL: products.php?id=31 to products/31 I have used: Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews ...
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mod_rewrite cause errors in apache error.log

In Opencart I have enabled SEO URLS, which is working fine, unless that I see errors in apache log: [Thu Apr 16 22:53:38 2015] [error] [client xy] File does not exist: ...
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htaccess rewrite ignore 2 strings

I have the following rewrite rule to rewrite my old to new URLs: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/activity.*$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)/([0-9]+)/$ /$1/S$2/ [R=301,L] It must also ignore /members, not ...
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Is this a valid redirect-rule return http 301?

I am relaunching a website with over 10'000 pages, must adapt URL a tiny bit and need to be sure my redirect-rules are correct. I simply need to add a "S" before the ID of that particular URL. So ...
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How to eliminate /wiki/ directory in rewrite rule on a site dedicated for a wiki

I have set up a subdomain of my site (for the purposes of this question I'll call it wiki.example.com), installed a wiki there, and set up URL rewrite according to the article on MediaWiki's website ...
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Redirect query string URL via .htaccess

I am trying to redirect all query strings to a new URL. Search query example www.example.com/?s=cars to resolve to www.example.com/?search_gcse/?q=cars ("cars" is just an example). What is the ...
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Httpd not rewriting !hostname to hostname [duplicate]

Simple: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:443/80 --> https://login.example.com One site, one hostname, one server. So I've done this in the main httpd.conf to avoid virtualhost manips: <Location /> ...
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Problems with apache rewrite

I am running tomcat on centos6. I'm trying to configure Apache as a front end to tomcat so I could access: help-test.example.com:8080/4-3/help help-test.example.com:8080/4-2/help ...
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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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Hiding folders inside root folder using htaccess

In my server I have the following folder structure and I want to display each folder project link without the folder name. How can I do this? Root Folder -> Subfolder1 -> Project folder ...
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Trying to add cache header to 301 pages made by ModRewrite

I have several URLs on my website that get redirected to other URLs using Mod-Rewrite. For example: RewriteRule ^section$ /newsection [NC,L,R=301] The above rule redirects ...