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 to redirect a website from a folder to the root folder?

I was running a website on a folder (www.example.com/folder). The new version of the website is live and runs on the root folder. How should I redirect users who visit the website using the old URLs ...
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Having mod_rewrite not rewrite requests for a particular directory

I have many forward rules written in my .htaccess file. However, for the requests to a certain directory and its subdirectory, say wordpress, I don't want to use the forward rules. RewriteEngine On ...
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What's wrong with my htaccess ? (500 Error)

I've written a small htaccess file to redirect Internet Explorer users to a specific page Here are the contents : # MS Internet Explorer - Mozilla v4 RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ...
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getting mod_rewrite to work on Mac OS X

I'm trying to get mod rewrite to work on my Mac. This is the content of the .htaccess file: <Files *\.ini> order allow,deny deny from all </Files> RewriteEngine on RewriteRule .* ...
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How do I get mod_rewrite working with typo and wordpress?

I've some trouble with typo3 (mydomain.net) and wordpress (mydomain.net/blog/) using mod_rewrite. First I was running a typo3 installation which uses mod_rewirte without trouble. Now I'm trying to ...
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htaccess and 301 redirects - multiple domains

I have the following which redirects mydomain1.co.uk and mydomain1.com to www.mydomain1.com perfectly. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^(.*)\.mydomain1\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ...
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mod_rewrite: rewriting http://$SOMETHING.app.example.com/ to http://www.example.com/app/$SOMETHING

I'm trying to make http://$SOMETHING.app.example.com/ transparently rewrite to http://www.example.com/app/$SOMETHING. The config below is giving me a 404 and I'm not sure why. ServerName ...
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Simplify URL rewrites in .htaccess?

RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9_\-]+)$ /userviewproducts.php?category=$1 [L] RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9_\-]+)/$ /userviewproducts.php?category=$1 [L] RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9_\-]+/[A-Za-z0-9_\-]+)$ ...
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Regular expression for Apache redirection

In the .htaccess file I would like to redirect (301): From: http://www.example.com/photo<anything> To: http://www.example.com/blog/ Basically, any URL starting with /photo should be redirected ...
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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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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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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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Remove trailing slash and index.html in .htaccess

I seem to be stuck here trying to figure out how to redirect the following scenarios: /foo/index.html -> /foo (remove trailing slash, index.html as 301) /foo/ -> /foo (remove ...
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RewriteRule /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx

I need to rewrite URL's of this form: /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx to: /change-email/?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxx I've done this in my .htaccess: RewriteCond ...
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htaccess RewriteRule: Premature ending of rewrite iteration?

I'm still trying to grasp the concept of Apache's RewriteRule, so please confirm if my understanding of the below is correct... So, here's a snippet of a website's .htaccess, I add numbers in front ...
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Redirect Everything After slash (/) to another directory

I'm sure this is an easy thing to do but I can't seem to find the answer! I'm trying to redirect https://carddav.example.com/MYUSERNAME to ...
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htaccess rewrite doesn't work

I'm trying to redirect url's in my /joomla/ folder containing "rsform" to the same url but except for /joomla/ /formulieren/. However my tried .htaccess rewrite doesn't work. I tried: RewriteEngine ...
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RewriteRule to send all URLs with `mod` in them to the `moderator` directory

I have a .htaccess file in the root directory of my project, that contains all the rewrite rules for the site to functions. Most of these rules belong to the mod section of the site, and only two of ...
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In 2014 has any SEO value rewriting urls? [duplicate]

In 2014 has any SEO value rewriting urls? If my site consistently links product page, and that product page shows a consistent canonical url, is there a real SEO doing this ...
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Can't get Rewrite rule to keep original URL

I have these Rewrites, but I would like to have the URL stay the same as what is typed originally, I thought removing the [R] flags would stop it but it hasn't RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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301 redirect + RewriteRule not working together?

I am using a 301 redirect to redirect a page to another page in the same website, which uses RewriteRule to hide the PHP variables in a friendly URL. My redirection code in .htaccess: Redirect 301 ...
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Proper syntax for .htaccess Rewrite

I'm very new at this so apologies if this is too easy, but would this be proper syntax for redirecting an entire site to a new domain? This is what was suggested so my other concern is blank lines, ...
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Changing www to point to non-www, instead of the opposite, using .htaccess

I'm switching servers and need to change the following RewriteCond and RewriteRule commands in the .htaccess file. Right now I'm pointing domain.com to www.domain.com using: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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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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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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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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“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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Apache rewrite to 404 except for matched query

I'm trying to handle logically simple operation, but apache rewrite does not handle my website's query strings requests. I heard it's does not do it eventually. Still cannot understand it's regex ...
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Apache: use `foo.html` in preference to `foo/` when both exist

How to get Apache 2.2 to use foo.html in preference to foo/ when both exist? I'm moving a site from dynamic php to static html, while retaining the domain name. I've created a temporary mirror using ...
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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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rewrite url (redirection)

How to rewrite url: www.domain.com domain.com to www.domain.com/sell.html Were sell.html is already rewritten I need some kind of redirection.
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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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URL Rewrite to subdomains?

say i have a website with /article.php?id=1&category=Minecraft&Name=Lorem+Ipsum and /topic.php?category=Minecraft how would i setup url rewrite to make the topic pages being ...
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htaccess rewrite problem

Maybe is best way to show my problem in one example. In my .htaccess : RewriteRule ^catalog/[a-z0-9_-]+-([0-9]+)/[a-z0-9_-]+-([0-9]+)/[a-z0-9_-]+-([0-9]+)/ ...
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Is there something wrong with my .htaccess or is there something wrong server-side?

I'm using the following .htaccess file in one of my subdirectories on my server: Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine on RewriteRule (.*)\.png generate.php?userid=$1 My non-production environment ...
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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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How to setup mod_rewrite/htaccess to do url masking and forwarding to a subdirectory?

Its been about three years since I've played with apache and php(I've been using thin and nignx ;). So I've forgotten how to setup a mod_rewrite directive to forward all http requests from root to the ...
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mod_rewrite with Apache -> mod_jk -> tomcat

Related to some of my earlier questions. I now have a setup I quite like; Apache httpd listening on port 80 accepting http and https connections. Several Tomcat instances running on several AJP ...
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Rewrite URLs to add a slash

I know how to rewrite URLs to redirect to a page. When the / is not at the end of www.example.com/user/myUserName the redirect works: RewriteRule /$ /user/index.php When I write RewriteBase / the ...
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.htaccess rules to rewrite URLs to front end page?

I am adding a new application to my site at example.com/app. I want views at that URL to always open myapp.php. E.g. example.com/app -> example.com/app/myapp.php and example.com/app/ -> ...
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Regex Needed to allow mod-rewrite rule to work either with or without trailing slash?

Given the following rewrite rule: RewriteRule ^user/([^/]*)$ /userprofile.php?user=$1 [L] How can I have it work either with or without a trailing slash? Bonus points, how can I verify ([^/]*) ...
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htaccess 301 redirect for second level sub directory

I have a directory website with the following URL structure. http://mywebsite.com/information/business-name/ http://mywebsite.com/information/business-name/product-names/ ...
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How to match only part of URL and redirect URL with parameters in .htaccess?

I have a number of links with similar structure: example.com/index.php/path/some-path/some-subpath?parameter=1 Which I want to redirect just to example.com/category/ But I want to match only the ...
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APACHE mod_rewrite add query string to URL

Using mod_rewrite how can I change the current URL format: From: https://example.com/something/NAME-IN-CAPS/phonebook.xml To: https://example.com/anything/whatever/phonebook.php?name=NAME-IN-CAPS
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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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Apache 2.2 Not Identifying Safari with HTTP_USER_AGENT

I have a web server that has to meet PCI compliance requirements. Their latest round of policy changes have removed support for Safari, after having removed support for Windows XP based IE clients. ...
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How can I get a regular expression to only match an empty string? (In a .htaccess file)

I try to make a regular expression in a .htaccess file, that matches only an empty string. I have tried many things, but it seems like it’s impossible. For example, I tried ^$, but it's looking for ...
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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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When a mod_rewrite redirect is in place, do absent <img>s still cost more server time than present <img>s?

I have a series of webpages in which the <html> refers to: <img src="img1.png" [...] /> <img src="img2.png" [...] /> <img src="img3.png" [...] /> After I realised that ...