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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Redirect non-www to www while preserving protocol

I am aware of the fact that there are tons of questions in this section and in server fault dealing with re-directions from non-www to www URLs. But I couldn't find one dealing with this issue while ...
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Rewrite rule for friendly URLs to index.php is not working from htaccess

Trying to get SEO Friendly URLs to work for my website using the following htaccess: RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond ...
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Rewrite one URL to another, and then block the first one using Apache mod_rewrite

Description: I've changed with RewriteRules (no redirect) a typical PHP-like URL: domain.com/script.php?parameter=value to more friendly one: domain.com/script/value But I still can reach the ...
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Rewrite using .htaccess results in too many redirects

I'm currently creating a webpage which requires rewrites to look nice. The URL is: u.{my_site}/get.php?fid={ID}. The URL entered should be: u.{my_site}/{ID}. Because I'm bad (and new) at rewrite ...
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mod_rewrite problems - redirect subdomain to different domain

I must have a brain freeze as I can not get my rewrite rules working. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^otherdomain\.example\.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.otherdomain.com/ ...
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Does purposely linking to an invalid URL and then using 301 affect SEO?

On a section of my site, I am currently using .htaccess rewrites to put the ID as part of the URL instead of in the query, like so: RewriteRule ^([a-z_]+)?/?tours/([0-9]+)/(.*) ...
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Infinite redirect loop in cPanel-purchased script

I am installing a script (that I bought on cPanel) in the root directory of my web site. When I try to install it, it gives me an error. I found that it starts an infinite URL redirect loop containing ...
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Need some help on tomcat URL mod_rewrite or mod_jk

I am trying to remove the context name from the URL of my server. Current URL - http://www.domainname.com/MyApp/ What I need to make is to make it available at - www.domainname.com/ So it is only ...
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Getting the masked URL values in Mediawiki

I have successfully masked the URL in Mediawiki. By using the following scripts in .htaccess and localsettings.php files in Mediawiki, i.e.: .htaccess: Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine on ...
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Case-specific mod rewrite on WordPress subdomain multisite

I have split a WordPress blog into multiple category-specific blogs using subdomains, as the topics in the original blog were too broad to be lumped together effectively. Posts were exported from the ...
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URL rewriting removing question mark and replace it with slash

How can I rewrite my URL from edit.php?id=2 to edit/id/2?
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The number of soft 404 errors is increasing because of redirects to the home page

I have an increase in soft 404 errors. Using Apache in my .htaccess file I have: Redirect 301 /test.html‎ /page/pop/test Redirect 301 /about.html‎ /about I have also tried: Redirect 301 ...
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URL rewrite subfolder to root and forbid accessing subfolder

I have Drupal installed in a subfolder drupal but I want to access pages as it is in root folder: http://www.example.com instead of http://www.example.com/drupal I'm able to have this working, but ...
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RewriteRule for URLs with spaces

My site's pages are in multiple languages whereby each language version shares its media (images) with the other language versions. I place all versions and the media in a single directory with the ...
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Rewrite catalog/index.php to www.domain.co.uk [closed]

We have an online shop with a welcome page. Our SEO company has asked us to get rid of the welcome page with a rewrite. I am struggling to get this to work. Can you help please? I want to rewrite ...
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Using Apache's rewrite module to set up local host names for development

I have several websites on my development machine under Apache's htdocs folder. Apache Directory root is htdocs, but I want to be able to access each different site there by individual domain names. ...
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One .htaccess file with rewrite rules for all domains

Our server is configured with multiple domains which reside in subfolders of the public_html folder. So domain1.com is located in /home/user/public_html/domain1.com and domain2.com is located in ...
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What's wrong with my mod rewrite for GEOIP based on location?

I'm a bit of a newb in modrewrite but used it successfully on my server before. I successful installed the module on my apache server and tested out with PHP test page(it correctly returned my area ...
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Configuring dnsmasq to properly work with mod_rewrite on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I read an article on the echoditto blog and followed the recommendations for setting up dnsmasq on my mac using homebrew. Now I am having an issue I cannot resolve, and I need help, because it has ...
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GeoIP and Mod_rewrite: Should I use latitude or city/town?

My boss wants to change our site to one domain with different sub domains being redirected by location to appropriate business site location. Issue is, these locations are only 100+ miles away from ...
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.htaccess problems with redirection

I apologize ahead of time that this might be a common question, however I've spent 3-4 hours already on solutions which don't quite fix the problem. I have a site and it is moving to a different ...
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Mod-rewrite rule broken after host upgrade to Apache 2.4

I use the following code on my site to remove php extension from links: RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.+)$ [NC] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond ...
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“pretty urls” with only JavaScript content changing

I have a small webapp that uses a single HTML file, but accepts any URL in the directory. I'm using mod_rewrite to make all of these send index.html. The index page may be accessed at, for example, ...
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How to redirect any URL to lowercase URL?

I have this .htaccess files: ErrorDocument 404 /index.html <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain\.com [NC] RewriteRule (.*) ...
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WordPress .htaccess preventing subfolder access

This is sort of a goofy setup, but it's not in my power to reconfigure it at this time. I'm running in a shared hosting environment. The domain is example.com. This is an add-on domain on the host ...
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Mod rewrite is not working or doing anything

So I've used an online .htaccess editor and it's not working for some reason on my test server, here's the content of my .htaccess file. RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^Page/([^/]*)/$ /?Page=$1 [L] I ...
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how to fix .htaccess - redirect http://408.111.1111.domain.us/ to http://domain.us/index.php?w=408.111.1111

We want to use mod_rewrite and .htaccess to do a redirect. How do we redirect http://408.111.1111.domain.us/ and www.408.111.1111.domain.us/ to http://domain.us/index.php?w=408.111.1111 ? If the ...
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Clean URL using index files or mod_rewrite

Is it better to make clean URL's using index files in directories or simply using mod_rewrite rules to remove the file extensions?
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How to 301 redirect from old query string URLs to CakePHP Canonical URLs?

I currently have a .htaccess file that looks like this: RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^action=view&item=([0-9]+)$ RewriteRule ^index\.php$ /index.php?url=item/%1 [R=301] RewriteCond ...
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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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Setting up mod rewrite

I spent hours in finding how to make my url pretty but no luck. I am hosted in DreamHost and using php under fcgi. I'm triying to make my: ...
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How can I redirect everything but the index as 410?

Our site shut down and we need to give a 410 redirect to the users. We have a small one-page replacement site set up in the same domain and a custom 410 error page. We'd like to have it so that all ...
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mod_rewrite doesn't work at all

I have my small website (made for study purposes) on localhost and I am trying to get .htaccess working (note that I am a complete beginner to .htaccess). So far, I have discovered that .htaccess is ...
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Is my .htaccess rule creating an infinite loop?

Whenever I type a made up address that includes a directory index it removes it. The problem is when the the address includes a forbidden subdirectory. It reduces itself until it hits forbidden. How ...
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redirecting in node.js behind mod_rewrite proxy

I have a node.js application running behind an Apache mod_rewrite proxy configured in a .htaccess file like this: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} =mydomain.com [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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Redirecting non existing post to homepage; is that good for SEO? [duplicate]

I am checking my website out on Google Webmasters and I am seeing an astonishing 5000 links that could not be found by Google's Crawlers. That's normal, because my website is built in a manner that ...
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To Fix HTTP 400-499 error codes with 301 redirects in .htaccess file

This issue is on Wordpress site. I am aware we can change the URL naming convention in WP but i have changed my url format from date format to simple postname followed by slug as shown below. old ...
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mod_rewrite with .htaccess to make dynamic page search engine friendly

I am trying to make search engine friendly pages with .htaccess. The page look like /en/hotel.php?id=nice-hotel-7-patterson-street and I would like the page to look like this ...
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Switch to https

I'm looking to use an .htaccess file to use mod_rewrite to switch the protocol from http:// to https:// when someone hits my website. For instance, once someone goes to: http://www.mywebsite.com/ ...
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GoDaddy: “No input file selected” and .htaccess with mod_rewrite?

This is a GoDaddy hosting problem I believe but I have no choice but to stay with them because of my clients. I have recently installed Open Classifieds 2 and was told during installion mod_rewrite ...
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Standard Wordpress mod_rewrite rules interacting with one of my own rules are causing all requests for a certain page to be sent to the homepage

I have WordPress 3.5.1 installed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm running Apache 2.2.22. NOTE: I can't share the domain that I'm working on, and must santize any config files and log outputs. While the ...
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Redirecting one page to HTTPS, and all others back to HTTP isn't working as expected

I have WordPress 3.5.1 installed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm running Apache 2.2.22. NOTE: I can't share the domain that I'm working on, and must santize any config files. While the website is public, ...
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URL rewrite to fix broken links into a subdirectory — subdirectory was moved to the root directory

I had an e-commerce website hosted on http://mydomain.com/beta for more than a year, eventually I decided to move the website to root http://mydomain.com I had done quite a lot of link postings to ...
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mod_rewrite change . to -

I'm moving my site and the URL structure has changed because of the new CMS. The urls would be similar to /my.products.htm on the new site we are changing the URLs to this /my-products is their a way ...
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.htaccess remove index.php/url/ from URL

.htaccess is not working. /index.php/user -- is working http://www.example.com/user is not working Current .htaccess file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond ...
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Remove dynamic generated end of URL

I have a Joomla 2.5 website with joomshopping and AceSEF extension component. SEF URL generation works just fine except one issue. For some reason, there are dynamic parts generated in the end of ...
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Pretending a file is in subdirectory with .htaccess

I have a web application, and it has a RESTful PHP backend that uses Zend framework (which does its own URL rewriting magic). The problem is, my backend's entry-page is api.php and the endpoints look ...
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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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SEO on multilanguage website URL

I'm setting up a multilanguage website and I would like to have your help to take the best decision as regard SEO. After reading this. I would like to change my URLs from this form ...
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How do I redirect a URL using rewrite in .htaccess that has a question mark and forward slash where page.html is the variable?

Hello and thanks to all who contribute to this seemingly mind boggling puzzle. I apologize in advance if .htaccess questions belong on server fault. So I have to move a domain to our hosting servers, ...