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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Google warning about SSL/TLS certificate

I received this warning from Google Webmaster Tools. I have SSL for www and non-www but they are in different SANS. Would that cause a problem? SSL/TLS certificate does not include domain name ...
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non-www along with https

I need to set the following rules: redirect www to non-www (close www) redirect http to https (close http) Suppose I have example.com , How to set the above rules together in htaccess?
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Fastest .htaccess redirect from example.com to www.example.com?

Now using the standard cPanel-created Apache .htaccess redirect, but it's taking a full 2 seconds to go from ´example.com´ to ´www.example.com´. Is there a faster method? Or should I let go of the ...
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Is it necessary to submit sitemap to www and non www?

I have submitted my website to Google Webmaster Tools with both www and with no-www. I had made the domain without www to my preffered domain and have submitted a sitemap. My question is should I ...
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Which one to add in google webmaster tool. www or non-www?

I have developed a website for collection of tutorials. Now i am starting with SEO. But i am bit confused whether Should I add both www and non-www version to my google webmaster tool or should I add ...
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What is the Differencce beetween www and a non-www version

I have recently launched my website for tutorials, and now I am working on the SEO. I have submitted the sitemap.xml file to Google Webmaster. Now, Google Webmaster Tools suggests to use either www or ...
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Should I include “www” in my canonical URLs? What are the pros and cons?

What are the pros and cons of having http://www.example.com/ vs http://example.com/? For example a problem I'm aware of is that if I use a domain without www I can't set a cookie for the current ...
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SEO preference for WWW or HTTP:// protocol redirection? Do www websites rank better than NON-www?

After having read various articles on this site about WWW or Non-WWW website setup, here, here and here, and after having setup a correct redirection rule in .Htaccess to at least eliminate duplicate ...
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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. Is it essential?
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Do I need two different site profiles in Google Webmasters Tools for www and non-www?

My websites are hosted on Amazon Web Services, but we moved from one physical server to another (i.e., the IP addresses changed). We were using www for our site before the new site came up. The www ...
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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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Force https and no www using htaccess

This question has been asked a million times before but my problem is that this still doesn't work for me, regardless of what code I use so I was wondering if I could have some help perhaps? This is ...
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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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Redirect to non-www and non-https in htaccess

I need to redirect my WordPress blog from https://www.example.com/blog to http://example.com/blog using the .htaccess file. This is what I have so far: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options ...
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Google Webmaster Tools- Do I need to mark my SSL domain as a duplicate of my non-SSL domain?

I have a Drupal 7 site served exclusively using SSL with the "bare" domain (no www). But, I see that in Google Webmaster Tools, I can add the following: http://example.com http://www.example.com ...
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Wordpress https://example.com not redirecting to https://www.example.com htaccess

I'm using WordPress and moved to https recently. I've had some issues since with the domain not redirecting properly. Currently it works OK but https://example.com is not redirecting to ...
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Google returns wrong subdomain variation as top result

we recently updated a customer website which included a change in server and some 301's to send old pages to new ones. The website as long as we know has always been setup without the www. subdomain ...
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Remove www and force https [duplicate]

This has been asked multiple times, but none of the answers have worked for me. I have just installed an SSL certificate and need to force https connections for all visitors. This site has a lot of ...
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Redirect https://example.com naked to https://www.example.com

I am redirecting all http:// request to https:// using apache2 virtual host file: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com Redirect / ...
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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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SEO implication of removing www from domain

For purely cosmetic reasons I'd like to change the redirect on my domain from www.example.com to example.com. There's plenty of SEO advice floating around on the internet, but in 2015 is this ...
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How to handle www and non-www? [duplicate]

tl;dr : For SEO, should I redirect from one to the other or list both on the DNS records? It seems that most experts think that both www and non-www should exist. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) ...
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.htaccess rewrite rules not working

I need to redirect multiple subdomains to a single subdomain (www) and have found what seems to be a really good guide exactly on point: http://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection This is the rule Moz is ...
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What preferred domain should I choose for WIX website (www vs no-www)?

The problem is that WIX automatically redirects all to www-domain. It is not possible to have non-www domain when using WIX. Now, I would like my website to be distributed as non-www, but I don't know ...
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I'm only able to reach my site using www, but not non-www

I had a website at example.com. I created another website (example.hotelrunner.com) using HotelRunner and changed domains. I did that by changing the A records and CNAME at Netfirms. Now example.com ...
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How to redirect example.com to www.example.com with DNS and IIS?

How can I redirect example.com to www.example.com using DNS / IIS? I wish to do this for an asp.net web site to prevent duplicate contents (Bad for SEO). I had 2 a record in dns (Windows Server ...
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How can I verify both www and non-www version of a website in WordPress using Webmaster Tools

How can I verify both www and non-www version of a website in WordPress if I'm using Yoast SEO and there is only one verification file upload? I do not have access to the site's GA.
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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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How can I allow both www URLs and non-www URLs for the same same site under nginx?

My problem is about www and non www urls. I use nginxCP, a distribution of nginx that includes cPanel and WHM. I need to be able to surf my sites hosted by this server with both non-www and www urls. ...
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Is it a good idea to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com or keep both? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com or keep both ?
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How to set www as the preferred domain for a HTTPS website?

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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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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How can I force my site to serve just HTTPS and non-www?

I have a WordPress install where all the links are https://example.com. So, users that try to access the site via https://www.example.com will see the site, but none of the images and resources will ...
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Cannot find index for non www

The domain points to an A-Record name server, and as of now the name servers are defaulted to registrar (GoDaddy). I went into /var/www directory and edited index.html to <meta http-equiv="refresh" ...
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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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301 redirect to www from non-www and index.html

Currently the home page of my website is accessible via these URL's: www.example.com, example.com, www.example.com/index.html, and example.com/index.html So I'm trying to set up redirects so that ...
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With www or without www Which is better to use? [duplicate]

I have just bought a new domain www.example.com .... Which is better for SEO: http://example.com or http://www.example.com I think people will make more links starting with www and will have more ...
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Redirecting www to non www in subfolder

I have Joomla installed on root folder and another Joomla installed on a subfolder. I want to redirect www to no-www in subfolder by this code in blog .htaccess: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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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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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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Should I use IIS or my DNS provider to redirect my naked domain to its www version?

How do I get the naked domain for my site that is typed into a browser (example.com) to automatically redirect to www.mywebsite.com. Would this be done on the internal IIS web server or through the ...
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www does not redirect properly after move to https

I recently moved my site (hosted on OpenShift) from HTTP to HTTPS. The domain name is registered at GoDaddy, but I use the DNS of Cloudflare. I had implemented a Cloudflare page rule to forward www to ...
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Need help getting 'www' working for domains and subdomains using Apache & DNS

I've searched through a lot of different posts asking this question and I haven't really seen a straight forward answer on how to get this working. At the moment, with the following settings, adding ...
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Apache Rewrite Rule non-www to www + http to https + remove trailing slash

I would like to accomplish the following: rewrite non-www to www redirect from http to https remove trailing slash e.g. http://example.co.uk should redirect to https://www.example.co.uk How ...
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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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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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WWW.yoursite.com or HTTP://yoursite.com which one is futureproof?

http://yoursite.com www.yoursite.com http://www.yoursite.com yoursite.com Which of these would you choose as your favourite to work with, if you were to make a site for 2011 and beyond, which ...
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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. ...