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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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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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: ...
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Silent redirection not working with mod_rewrite

I'm trying to grasp apache mod_rewrite When I add this to my .htaccess it silently (url doesnt change) shows page bob.htm RewriteEngine on RewriteRule index.htm bob.htm I.e. If I type this in the ...
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Simple RewriteRule [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a RewriteRule to make a simple url. I want users to be able to type enter www.example.com/somepage and have it take them to www.example.com/abc/somepage.php How can this be ...
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optimize htaccess

I have two condition which are conflict RewriteRule ^patients/findadoctor/(.*)\.html$ subcategorydoctor.php?id=$1 [L,NC] and RewriteRule ^patients/findadoctor/(.*)\.html$ ...
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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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Redirecting previous domain subfolder links

I've recently bought a domain that was unregistered. After looking in Google webmaster tools, Google is trying to crawl random pages that don't exist. Turns out it did have a previous owner. The ...
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Mapping different users to folders with mod_rewrite

I'm setting up a DAV server with Apache 2.2 and would like, if at all possible, to be able to redirect a user to their own folder without having per-user URLs, if at all possible. So I point a user ...
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Rewritten URLs stopped getting indexed a month ago

I'm working on a website for someone which sells their products on their web site. There is an item.php page which displays the item for sale. I switched all item pages/inks from dynamic URLs to ...
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.htaccess redirect with mod_rewrite

I moved my wiki from http://jklatex.square7.de/wiki/doku.php/start to http://logicpuzzle.square7.de/start and now i want to redirect the URL with mod_rewrite. My .htaccess is as follows: # BEGIN ...
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Issue with Apache redirection [duplicate]

I want to redirect mysite.com or http://mysite.com or www.mysite.com or any other format given my user to http://www.mysite.com, I'm able to achieve this by rewriting following lines in my .htaccess ...
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Capitals in URL subdirectory not changed by htaccess

Within my WordPress website I am redirecting sub directories to internal and external links. Now, when you place a CAPITAL letter in the sub dir it does not work anymore and the website does not show ...
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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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SEO Joomla URL to WordPress URL's

I am trying to migrate from Joomla 1.5 SEF URL's to WordPress SEF URL's. The old links use this formatting: /site/sectionname/categoryname/id-titlename.html I want to migrate it to ...
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Don't $_GET value on link rewrite with .htaccess

I config enable htaccess on my server (i enable mod_rewrite and do like this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11064005/enable-htacess-error-on-ubuntu-12-04-with-apache2) But on localhost is run ...
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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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Redirection transparent to Google and other SE [duplicate]

I am not experienced technical person, and still learning but will try to explain what I have done so far and what my query is. I have a (hypothetical) domain az-studios.com On that domain I have 3 ...
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Trouble reading htaccess canonicalization

I just took over development of a site and am having trouble figuring out the canonicalization rewrite rules (not my forte). I've pasted the code below. The first bit seems straight-forward enough, ...
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How do I map a (keyword rich) domain name to an existing website?

I am not experienced technical person, and still learning but will try to explain what I have done so far and what my query is. I have a (hypothetical) domain az-studios.com On that domain I have 3 ...
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How to allow a Subdirectory to work and stop redirecting?

I run Drupal on a webserver in the root www directory. I have added another application in a www subdirectory (Piwik). When I try to navigate to the subdirectory app, I get this error message "The ...
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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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Apache Rewrite to folder no longer working after server upgrade [closed]

The following were both working perfectly for the last 2 years but after a server upgrade the first, with an extra folder is no longer working: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.mayoaccommodation\.com$ ...
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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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mod_rewrite issue, won't work when links contain “-”

I've been looking into mod_rewrite for my simple PHP CMS for a couple of days now and I found a rule that was supposed to work for me: RewriteRule ^(\w+)/?$ view_post.php?url=$1 This is supposed to ...
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Empty Cookie based on IP address

Is there a way to empty a previous cookie based on source ip? I need this to be done because of loadbalancing issues. regards Geert
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“File does not exist” in Apache error log when mod_rewrite is using

I am getting below error in server log, when re-writing the URLs. [Fri Jan 25 11:32:57 2013] [error] [client ***IP***] File does not exist: ...
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Redirect www to non-www only for https://

I can't seem to find a nice way to redirect https://www.x.co.uk to https://x.co.uk whilst letting http://x.co.uk and http://www.x.co.uk keep whatever they want. Could anyone lend a hand? I have ...
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mod rewrite doesn't work when i added multiple domains

i have redhat linux server and i was using /var/www/html to display my site. By using the following directive rewrite mod was working fine. <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> # Enable mod_rewrite ...
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How to setup up .htaccess rewrites for http and https on the same site?

I'm having some issues with htaccess rewrites i need to redirect different parts of my site to HTTPS rather than HTTP, for example login and news sections. I'm not sure how to go about doing this in ...
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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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Internal CDN and setting up subdomain to increase maximum parallel connections

I've heard that browsers can have around maximum of 6 parallel connections per domain at a time. So I decided to have another subdomain "cdn." then use mod_rewrite to point to media folder then ...
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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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.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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HTACCESS Wildcard Subdomain forward to Domain

I know this may seem like a duplicate, but I am unable to find a solution. Is it possible to setup wildcard subdomains with htaccess? I have an example of http://test.domain.ca I need to forward ...
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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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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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Apache, Rewrite Rule and Directories

I'm using the current virtual host: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@mysite ServerName example.co.uk ServerAlias www.example.co.uk DocumentRoot ...
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Enable 'mod_rewrite' Using .htaccess File On cPanel Shared Hosting Server

I'm using cPanel to host my website. I need to enable 'mod_rewrite' on this Shared Hosting cPanel account to run my script. I've tried to Google the solutions high and low but did not find any luck ...
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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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Removing 301 redirect from site root

I'm having a look at a friends website (a fairly old PHP based one) which they've been advised needs re-structuring. The key points being: URLs should be lower case and more "friendly". The root ...
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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 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 ...
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Apache rewrite rule that matches a specific query string

I need to rewrite a specific wordpress url to a 404 error: ?page_id=15 => 404 How can I match the query string? Apparently Apache doesn't feed that to the rewrite mod...
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mod_rewrite and SEO friendliness

My website has an atypical structure and I'm not sure if this could create problems in the long run, specially for SEO positioning purposes. I have a unique, large PHP script, and I use the Apache ...
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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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How do I redirect www and non but not IP

I am trying to redirect www.domain.com or domain.com to www.domain.com/temp.html I am using the following code: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^.*$ RewriteRule ^/?$ ...
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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 ...
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Need a generic way to create SEO friendly URL

I have searched a lot and implemented many many Regular Expression in my .htaccess file but can not succeed. How do I find a generic way that make my URL SEO friendly? Currently this is in my ...
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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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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 ...