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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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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Redirect www to non-www using Apache htaccess does not work

I have this in my .htaccess (modified from the default Drupal .htaccess): RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.website.com\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://website.com/$1 [L,R=301] In theory this ...
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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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How can I redirect all files in a directory that doesn't conform to a certain filename structure?

I have a website where a previous developer had updated several webpages. The issue is that the developer had made each new webpage with new filenames, and deleted the old filenames. I've worked with ....
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Mod rewrite - redirecting url with certain parameter to new url

I need some help redirecting a url with particular parameter value to a new url. For example how can i redirect these two urls with id 123 and 345 to a new url? Redirect http://testserver.xyz.com/...
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Create friendly looking URL's with mod rewrite

I want to make the pages on my site more search engine friendly by turning the query strings into meaningful looking page names. For example I have a page that is this: /search.php?c=18 I want it ...
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mod rewrite condition !-f being violated

I am using Wolf CMS, which is served by PHP. I want to redirect /index.html to /index.php. I put the following in .htaccess: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / ...
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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$ search/?catalogue=11&...
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Crafting a regex for mod_rewrite with more than nine parameters

Say for example, I have a URL in this format: http://example.com/(mobile-or-desktop-flag)/(major-venue-category)/(smaller-venue-category)/(venue-name)/(month)-(day)-(year)/(picture-number)/(user-...
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Can Apache serve resources recursively if there's a 404 in the current directory?

Is there a possibility to serve resources hosted with Apache recursively across the directory hierarchy, using mod_rewrite or the like? Example#1: A server document css/php/html/... refers to the ...
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combined 301 redirects not working

I made some changes to the files on a website and now Search Console is showing me 404 errors for some URLs. The normal setup, which works fine is like this: the user-friendly URL mywebsite.com/...
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Redirecting specific URL from HTTPS to HTTP

Long time lurker, first time caller... I have a backend like admin.mysite.com which is able to use HTTPS (has a certificate installed, etc) - but that admin portal is a CMS backend for a number of ...
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How do I redirect /search/ to /?s=

I have a typical Wordpress site, with a typical Search page set up which uses the typical GET format <form id="searchform" action="http://example.com" method="get"> <input id="s" ...
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.htaccess syntax multiple RewriteEngine on

I'm learning to maintain my own WP site. After a lot of reading I ended up with my "complete" htaccess file that looks something like this DirectoryIndex index.php # Disable directory listings ...
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Mod-Rewrite content negotiation for mixed Accept header?

I am configuring a lightweight content negotiation mechanism using Apaches's Mod-Rewrite. The configuration should deliver several different data representations (for instance, HTML, XML, RDF/XML, and ...
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Using .htaccess to set a cookie and 301 redirect

I currently have in my .htaccess: RewriteRule ^$ http://chfmaine.com/ [CO=moved:yes:chfmaine.com:1/,R=301,NE,NC,L] I was basing this off of this post. That's a lot more than I need but the setting ...
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URL rewrite from www.example.com/subdirectory to example.com/subdirectory

I need a solution for the following problem: I use a CMS and want the backend to only be available at http://example.com/backend and not at http://www.example.com/backend. The rest of the site should ...
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Wild card redirect in htaccess giving error this webpage has a redirect loop

In my website I changed the directory name "vehicles-cars" to "vehicles-cars-for-sale". When I tried to redirect using a wild card redirect from my old directory name to new directory name in my web ...
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Can I get IIS to treat some .shtml files as .php files?

I want to be able to get IIS to interpret SHTML files (only in a specific directory) as PHP, and interpret the rest as SHTML. If so, then how?
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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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Rewrite for robots.txt and favicon.ico

I have setup some rules in which subdomains (my users) will default to where I have located the robots.txt, favicon.ico, and crossdomain.xml therefore if a user creates a site say testing.mywebsite....
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subdomains apache rewrite rules

Let's say I have my web folder as public_html. In there I have a sub folder. I can view the folder at: www.mydomain.com/sub & mydomain.com/sub What I want is: sub.mydomain.com This will show ...
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Apache mod_rewrite problem with adding a query string on an internal rewrite

I need to replace /xyz with /index.html?dh=xyz. I use the following config in httpd.conf: RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} "!dh" RewriteRule "^/(.*)$" "/index.html?dh=$1" [R] This works perfectly if [R] ...
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htaccess rewrite incoming links to new one

I'm having a problem with site migration and old links. Now, its not just a server migration, it was also a CMS migration. Site went from umbraco (asp.net) to wordpress. Problem is that google indexed ...
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Creating a Combined 301 Redirect in .htaccess

We are being advised by our SEO agency to reduce the number of "chained" redirects we have. So, for example: URL A - http://www.sitename.co.uk/SHOPPING-CATEGORIES/product_name redirects to its https ...
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After rewriting URL page not found

I want to rewrite my current URL that is http://localhost/sitename/landing-page/?from=Algeria&to=Afghanistan&submit=Submit to http://localhost/sitename/removals-from-Algeria-to-Afghanistan ...
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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 this:...
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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 redirect if directory does not exist or should not be seen?

I am using Apache and want to modify my .conf file for a website such that: If the request comes from my IP 1.2.3.4, just display the URL/page as requested If the request is not from my IP and the ...
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URL not found after rewrite

Using this .htaccess file: Options +FollowSymLinks Options +Indexes RewriteEngine On RewriteRule matches/(.*)-v-(.*) matches/matchevent.php?event=$1%20v%20$2 [R=301,L] This url: http://www....
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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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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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Using mod_speling with multi-level htaccess and rewriterules

We recently switched formats for managing our 301s. For the most part, everything went well, but it seems to have stopped mod_speling from working properly. Here's what we changed: Old /var/www/html/....
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RewriteRule working local but not on remote server

I have a .htaccess file with one simple RewriteRule: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9-]+)$ ?site=$1 I want to have an url like http://www.example.com/imprint and forward it to http://www....
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Rewrite img and link paths with htaccess and serve the file from rewritten path?

I have a static mockup page, which I want to "customize" by switching a variable used in image-src and link-href attributes. Paths will look like this: <img src="/some/where/VARIABLE/img/1.jpg" ...
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Looking for a step by step guide to URL re-writing with mod_rewrite and other methods

I'm looking for step by step resource about how to rewrite URLs and have a few specific questions. I've read the documentation on mod_rewrite in Apache, but I still find myself a little lost. If ...
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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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.htaccess mod rewrite sub directories redirect loop

I am trying to setup a sub-directory with individual .htaccess. I want to redirect .html files to url without extensions and also add a trailing slash and redirect all non-slashed urls there. Here's ...
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How to redirect all that URLs that does not end with “feed” to https?

I want to use Apache's mod_rewrite to redirect all URLs that does not end with /feed to a secure URL (identical, but starting with https), and leave all that ends with /feed unaltered: I want this: ...
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how to rewrite %20 in .htaccess

I need to perform an equivalent rewrite to: RewriteRule ^/this%20file.pdf http://www.example.com/ How do I handle the %20? I have tried RewriteRule ^/this\%20file.pdf http://www.example.com/ ...
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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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How to make parameters look more attractive

I'm making a blog site and instead of the users blogs being called /blog?display=username I would like it to just be a sub domain such as mysite.com/username How would I be able to make the first ...
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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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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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.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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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, ...
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How can I test for a URLs existeance before redirecting to it?

I am using Apache's mod_rewrite to redirect mobile users to my mobile site based on their http_user_agent. However not all pages have a mobile equivalent. Also mobile pages end in .html and "full" ...
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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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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: http://example.com/helpdesk/scp/...