No-www refers to questions regarding the usage of domains without the A record www in front of the domain; topics may include questions regarding the removal of www, virtual host configuration, or the redirection process.

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www vs non-www ssl certificate?

We have a Drupal 6 shopping cart system that works fine on Apache/cPanel. We had an SSL cert for www.xyz.com through NS which expired 2 days ago. My boss called Network Solutions and they walked ...
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Can forwarding https://example.com requests to https://www.example.com be a security risk?

I maintain a retail store's eCommerce website, provided by a 3rd party. The HTTPS links do not load ('ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT') unless you put in the WWW before the doman name. The HTTP links forward ...
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Best practice for using 'www.domain' vs. naked domain?

DreamHost gives me the option to use www for my site's URL, to remove www from the site's URL (i.e., "naked domain"), or let the visitor decide. Is there a best practice for this? I notice Google ...
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Are there any differences between URLs with and without “www” and “http://”

Are there any differences among these addresses? www.example.com http://www.example.com example.com
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Bing Webmaster Tools missing www [duplicate]

I've been using the Index Explorer and Crawl Information in Bing Webmaster Tools to identify 301 redirects & 404 errors. I've noticed however that all of the links are listed without the www. ...
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Is www redirection (301) essential or not?

I am new to SEO, and I have a website like StackExchange. I found one thing remarkably about my site is that www redirection (301) is not active. Analytical result is here. Is it essential?
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redirect www to non-www (CNAME needed?)

I want to redirect http://www.mywebsite.com to http://mywebsite.com. I would like to avoid duplicated content. Is 301 redirect in nginx sufficent? Is it needed for me to add a CNAME record? My ...
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How to show different pages for www and non-www versions

A simple (probably stupid) question: is it possible to show different pages for www and non-www versions of a website? I mean for example, www.example.com will show the content in /mainfolder and ...
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www & no-www issue after server migration

I've just changed my web hosting and edited my nameservers, etc. and uploaded the website onto the new hosting servers. This all went fine and without any problems. However, when testing the live site ...
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Why is Google PageRank not showing after redirecting www to non www?

I have a fashion website. I had redirected my domain http:// (non-www) to http://www domain and my preferred domain in Google Webmaster Tools was http://www. Now I have redirected http://www to ...
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.htaccess 301 Redirect [duplicate]

How do I make it so all traffic is directed for the entire site and all subdirectories from non-www to www Here is my .htaccess contents: RewriteEngine on <IfModule mod_suphp.c> ...
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How to properly use Google Webmaster Tools (for “non-www” instead of “www”)

I'm trying to use Google Webmaster Tools correctly: I don't use the www in my website's URL, but just noticed that I must have entered the www when I originally added my site to Webmaster Tools a few ...
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Google doesn't show “www” in results

After searching my site on Google I have found that the URL that is shown doesn't contain www at the beginning, why? This is my virtualhost: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName estebancortijo.com ...
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Shifting from no-www to www and browsers' password storage

I created a website having user-registration system and invited my friend to join it. I gave him the link of no-www version: http://mydomain.com but now after reading this and this, I want to shift to ...
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SEO/link-juice implications of 'www.' links versus links without 'www.'

I remember reading ages ago that it's a good idea to choose either www.domain.com or domain.com as your main URL and then set the other one as a 301 redirect to point to your domain? The reason ...
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Cannot access area of site using www, without it works

Struggling with this one. I recently bought hosting and domain name. I have put a holding page on the site, plus installed wordpress in the directory /wordpress. Going to ...
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Force url to use www [duplicate]

I'm confused about how to force my url to use www in the address. I have a .htaccess code like this: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f ...
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Removing “www.” from domain name and SEO

We are doing a big redesign work on our website, and at least 50% of the website folders will be moved to new places with different names (i.e. many URL will be changed). Sure, Google will need some ...
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www.*.us.com not being indexed, but *.us.com is on Google Webmasters

I've read the FAQ and searched the help center. My URL is http://www.etechsupport.us.com. I have also done 301 redirect of no-www to www. But www is not being indexed by Google and no-www is. My SEO ...
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With www or without www? Which is better to use [duplicate]

I have just bought a new domain www.reversehacking.com .... Which is better for SEO: http://reversehacking.com or http://www.reversehacking.com I think people will make more links starting with ...
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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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website won't work without www. on 123-reg [duplicate]

I've got a website that works with my custom domain name with the www. but when I type it in without the www. it doesn't show up, and I've had customers wondering if my website is down because of ...
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Difference between canonical and base tag

I am a little bit confused regarding the usage of canonical tags and base tags. I have placed canonical tag (rel="canonical") on my website because of my website opening with no-www. I have reviewed ...
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Why is ww35 used in some URLs? [duplicate]

A question asked on my website here http://www.wrangle.in/topic/av5b5ymlhoyc/what-is-the-difference-between-www-or-ww I want to give them answer but I didn't find anywhere on google. So I thought ...
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edited and reversed changes on .htaccess - site starts redirecting to .comindex.php/

Site is a Joomla 2.5 site. I wanted to add a non www to www redirect to the htaccess file, did so, then the redirection went mad, reversed but still the site redirects. When i click view site in ...
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301 Redirect from www to non-www without using VHOST

I have my web application running on EC2 with Apache. I want to redirect www to non-www. On searching Google, I used this but it leads to redirect loop: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName ...
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Deleted files still accessible without www in url

I have deleted all files and all hidden files off my server, there is nothing but log files which cannot be deleted. Ironically, files are accessible when nothing is there. Cache cleared, multiple ...
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Add a record in my panel route my domain from host.com to www.host.com in dot net panel [duplicate]

Is there a way to enter a new register to route all the request to myhost.com to www.myhost.com in the dot net panel.
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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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Is 301 redirect sufficient to solve WWW and HTTP/S duplication?

I was reading about this article - SEO preference for WWW or HTTP:// protocol redirection? Do www websites rank better than NON-www? I have same problem but I needed a help on this further. What ...
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Access denied to visit a site without www

Why can I visit my own site: http://www.example.com but not http://example.com, which gives me HTTP Error 403 (Forbidden): The server refused to fulfill the request How do it fix it? I wrote ...
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Google analytics tracking www and no-www domains

Our website is set up to direct all traffic for www.example.com to example.com with a line in the htaccess file. With Google analytics new in page analytics feature we are thinking of removing the ...
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DNS records: make mydomain.com work without www

I am trying to configure DNS on my domain, however, I can only get it to work with the www prefix. Right now I have the following DNS A records: @ A 123.456.789 www A ...
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.htaccess non-www to www rule seems to work but the URL isn't changing in the address bar

On a joomla site, apache, shared hosting, I'm using next .htaccess rule: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] The problem is that the browser's ...
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Using RegEx's in Multi-Channel Funnels in Google Analytics

For some reason, I can't get my multichannel funnel which utilizes RegEx's in the path steps to function -- it keeps coming back with no data. There are a few variables which may be holding things up, ...
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Use a custom domain and point to Tumblr blog

My domain mydomain.com is registered with GoDaddy. I wish to host my Tumblr blog on this domain with Nearly Free Speech hosting. My active nameservers at GoDaddy already point to my authoritative ...
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Why is my no-www redirect taking over 2 seconds?

My website livingalignment.com is very slow to load. The domain and hosting is all with GoDaddy. In Pingdom I found that it is redirecting from www.livingalignment.com to livingalignment.com and it ...
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Subdomain Is Redirected and Causing an Error Because www. is Added

On my site, say example.com, if I try to access test.example.com, Firefox automatically adds www. to test.example.com, making it www.test.example.com, which causes an error. However, if I visit a site ...
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Non www to www redirection A record problem

I have told my domain registrar to set my domain like this: www.domain.com -> IP1 domain.com -> A record IP2 www.domain.com works properly, but non www returns %20 before the real url www.domain.com ...
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Issue with google indexes | non www URL

I have a website which has URL of kind https://www.example.com (Please notice HTTPS and www). It is the only correct URL of the website and I also have SSL certificate for www URL only. I have added ...
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Confused about domain names

I am confused about the difference between http://www.example.com and http://example.com, is that true "www" is actually the subdomain of domain example.com? Do people usually redirect from ...
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Wordpress layout and font changes between www.example.com/blog and example.com/blog

A WordPress installation using http://www.example.com/blog shows a wrong font (and due to that a wrong layout) whereas using http://example.com/blog shows the correct font and layout. This happens on ...
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I'm using a CNAME to send www. traffic to domain without www. Will this hurt my SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the “canonical name” in DNS make any difference to search engines? Mu understanding is that CNAME should be used for subdomains and www is just another ...
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Why sometimes URLs are reached without the “www”'s in the url? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does WWW do? The usual form of an internet adress is for example http://www.example.com. Sometimes I encounter pages, that have the www missing, like in this real ...
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Why does my site only work with a www in the URL?

I'm a bit confused as the following points: There is a simple text website, with no javascript, that works only with the prefix. http://www.mysite.corporation.com works but ...
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domain.com to www.domain.com .htaccess redirect working except one subdir

I've setup a redirect in .htaccess to consolidate domain.com to www.domain.com traffic on our Apache server. Looks like this: Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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Site not accessible without www in url - Error 400 bad request

A site that I am developing works with the format www.domain.com but when typing the domain without the www i.e domain.com I receive a error 400 bad request. How can I enable non-www for my site.
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www and non www can suffer duplicated content

Do you know if i should use canonical tag, or 301 redirection from http://mydomain.com to http://www.mydomain.com To avoid duplicated content penalty in case other pages link to the domain without ...
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Website on S3: Multiple subdomains to one Bucket?

I'd like to host a website on Amazon S3. What's the best practice to make a site accessible from both example.com and www.example.com?
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Google Analytics - www version and non-www version

We have been using Google Analytics for a site http://example.com (non-www version). In a recent update, we have moved the site to http://www.example.com (www-version) with a 301 redirect from the ...