A URL rewrite engine is software that modifies a web URL's appearance (URL rewriting). Rewritten URLs (sometimes known as short, fancy URLs, or search engine friendly - SEF) are used to provide shorter and more relevant-looking links to web pages. The technique adds a degree of separation between ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
2answers
1k views

What rewrite rule would show the 410 (gone) status for removed forum URLs?

I have removed a forum system from my CMS and now I want to return an 410 status code whenever a search engine visits the former posts. I know that I have to use a number of Rewrite Rules to do the ...
1
vote
2answers
171 views

Will http to https rewrite rule affect SEO ranking?

I recently started serving all my pages over https instead of http. I did so using this rewrite rule: <rule name="force https" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="(.*)" /> <...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

SEO issue when migrating to wordpress – changing urls and file names etc

I get an issue with the SEO of my website. Before I was on top of Google with "Icecom", but I migrated my website on WordPress. All my urls have changed and the body too... What I did for my new SEO: ...
1
vote
1answer
132 views

How to rewrite laravel /public directory [duplicate]

So by default the index.php is in the public directory. I want to rewrite the url so that abc.com/public/ becomes abc.com/ ?? I am very new to url rewriting ..
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Transitioning from www.example.com/wordpress/abc to www.example.com/abc

The existing corporate website is a non-CMS, dreamweaver dinosaur, with the top level HTML pages residing in the web root directory: httpdocs/. I recently installed WordPress, and the site can now be ...
2
votes
1answer
684 views

How do I use htaccess to make a short URL to a MediaWiki page?

I'd like to rewrite /liam to /index.php/Liam_Edwards-Playne. I've currently written this below in the appropriate .htaccess file but it is still returning a 404: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^/liam$ %...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Importance of nice url with keywords

Introduction What is the importance of having keywords in your nice formed url, also the position of the keywords in the url. Example I am working on a site which contains multiple branches in 2 ...
3
votes
1answer
987 views

What does the '^' mean in “rewrite ^ http://example.com permanent;”

I found some configuration of nginx contains: if($args ^~ post=140) { rewrite ^ http://example.com/ permanent; } What does the ^ mean in rewrite ^ http://example.com/ permanent?
2
votes
2answers
87 views

Redirect to other folder but get URL appear the same

I have a web app project located in a directory called issues with several sub directories. The folder structure is as follows: -issues -applications -cli -library -public -...
1
vote
1answer
307 views

Is it possible to redirect https to http? [closed]

I am working on a website with Comodo SSL installed. There are http: links to pages that Chrome and IE-11 complain are not secure and block access to them unless users explicitly allow them when ...
0
votes
0answers
226 views

Using mod_rewrite to set cookie and modify domain name

I have two editions of a website. The mobile and desktop version. All desktop sections of the website have normal urls and mobile sections have subdomain urls suffixed with the word mobile. Example: ...
1
vote
2answers
46 views

redirecting some parts of a url

ok let me try once again this link [www.mgdezigns.com/cards/festive_silver_purple_ornament_holiday_cards_postcard-239887577090743570.html] needs to be redirected to this[www.zazzle.com/...
2
votes
2answers
587 views

Can you rewrite the root?

Not sure how to word this one but will explain most I can. I am trying to make the following happen. Re-write this http://example.com To this http://example.com/home/ Is it possible ? update ...
10
votes
5answers
307 views

Which of these 3 URL-Rewritings are better SEO friendly URLs?

Imagine my current flat-file no-CMS website with an URL like http://example.com/en/tomato. This is of course very unsexy and could be anything really from tomato soup, tomato the music band, tomato ...
1
vote
1answer
134 views

What URL with French words does Google like?

We are looking for an answer to "what to do with French URL's?" We are going to generate a lot of French URL's this include characters like: L'test tést thîs is a test So we have a few ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Should i change EXISTING (NOT NEW) Urls with underscores to hyphens for SEO? [duplicate]

Please note that this is for existing URLs, not new. I know that Google says it is recommended to have Url's to display a hyphen(-) instead of a underscore(_) in the url as a keyword seperator ...
1
vote
0answers
274 views

Convertion of htaccess rewrite rule to nginx [closed]

Through searching the internet with "converting htaccess to nginx rule" I came up with anilcetin and winginx .htaccess to nginx converter which I doubt it doesn't correctly output what I need. Which ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

How do I force a www subdomain on both HTTPS and HTTP?

For whatever reason I can’t seem to get this right. I’ve looked at many examples on here and on the Apache website. I’m trying to force www.example.com instead of example.com on both HTTP and HTTPS, ...
-1
votes
0answers
17 views

Hiding and redirecting extensions on my webpage [duplicate]

I want to hide extensions on my webpage using the .htaccess file. I have managed to do it by using this code; RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.php [NC,L]...
1
vote
2answers
97 views

Hiding and redirecting extensions on my webpage

I want to hide extensions on my webpage using the .htaccess file. I have managed to do it by using this code; RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.php [NC,L]...
1
vote
1answer
395 views

How to redirect a subdomain to the main domain at a different port with IIS

I am trying to set up as following control.domain.com to http://domain.com:8880/ Plesk is running on that port. Infact if I would like any website hosted on the server if accessed with "control.*" ...
1
vote
0answers
98 views

How to implement country domains based on geo IP address in ASP.net?

I want to configure a domain such that when the user goes to my website, the system identifies the IP country of user and auto changes www.mysite.com/index.aspx to www.unitedstate.mysite.com (for ...
5
votes
1answer
11k views

How can I use .htaccess to rewrite different domains to different sub-directories, masking the sub-directory?

I have a shared hosting plan that allows unlimited addon domains, but they can only point to the public root (/). I use .htaccess to point different domains to their corresponding sub-directories. For ...
2
votes
2answers
237 views

How is a slash in the URL path interpreted by search engines?

I would like to know your opinions on the following URL structure. Is the following SEO best practice and why? If targeting search term "blue suede shoes"... Would "example.com/blue/suede-shoes/" be ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Remove folder name from rewritten URLs

Consider this URL: http://example.com/gallery/20141111-some-title In this URL I want to hide gallery/: http://example.com/20141111-some-title How can I achieve this using mod_rewrite? I used ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

How do I redirect a large number of pages in Wordpress when changing plugins?

I have had a WordPress site for two years. It is hosted on a typical WAMP server. I would change it's theme but the one I have chosen doesn't work with the qTranslate or mqTranslate plugin. I'm ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

Links on Google result list with unnecessary parameters

I have a website that uses .htaccess to turn the parameterized URLs into a folder pattern based URL For example : www.example.com?lang=de&cat=mycategory becomes www.example.com/de/mycategory ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

Non existent image files are not being handled by PHP as they should due to ngnix configuration

I am currently building a web application. In order for it to work properly I wrote this rule: location / { if (!-e $request_filename) { expires 168h; add_header Pragma public; ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

URL subfolder rewrite without server access

I am having trouble with the following. I have a site in development that has every link on the site pointing to the wrong folder. Example: example.com/en/home/, a site link goes to example.com/en/, ...
2
votes
1answer
72 views

Geolocalization and Redirection

I have a multilanguage website. My project was to add the Geolocalization so base on the country that open the site to redirect in the specific url with the right language. The structure of the ...
1
vote
1answer
513 views

Configure JBoss to handle the home page URL instead of requiring users to type a long URL

Question: Is there a way in JBOSS to have different URLs provided by the users resolve to other URLs; i.e. http://OurAppUat/ => http://OurAppUat/web/app?environment=UAT http://OurAppSIT/ => ...
3
votes
1answer
205 views

Can people's names be added to a URL slug

On webpages generated from user generated content, I create slugs for the URLs based on the title (just like stackoverflow does): http://www.example.com/photo/day_at_park If there's more than one ...
1
vote
1answer
286 views

Should a website landing page redirect to user lang?

I have a multi-languages website where different versions are served this way: https://example.com/<language ID>/[...] The language is either detected from the client or specified from the ...
1
vote
1answer
492 views

Showing content from pages at different URL's (masking), possibly with .htaccess

If I have URL's like:- domain.com/category/widgets/filter/blue domain.com/category/widgets/filter/red And it is pretty difficult to reconstruct them to something like:- domain.com/category/blue-...
1
vote
1answer
487 views

.htaccess rewrite rule domain alias doesn't work

I have a site called: www.example.com this is the main domain. Now I have a Alias: www.example2.com. I want that example2.com will be forwarded to a subdomain of the main domain to subdomain.example....
5
votes
7answers
7k views

How do you remove invalid characters when creating a friendly url (ie how do you create a slug)?

Say I have this webpage: http://ww.xyz.com/Product.aspx?CategoryId=1 If the name of CategoryId=1 is "Dogs" I would like to convert the URL into something like this: http://ww.xyz.com/Products/Dogs ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Using .htaccess, can you hide the true URL?

So I have a web hotel with 1 main website http://www.myrootsite.com/ and a few websites in subdirectories, in a folder called projects. I have domain names pointing to the subdirectories, but ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

Apache Redirect for Internal Traffic Only

We have a page, gateway.school.edu, where users have to fill out a recaptcha before being directed forward to our password reset. I would like any internal traffic, any user agent on our network with ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

htaccess rewrite containing “rsform” doesn't work [closed]

The guys at ProWebmasters suggested moving this question to stackoverflow so here I am, original question: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/68075/htaccess-rewrite-doesnt-work?noredirect=1#...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Caching of JS and CSS files – Apache mod_headers doesn’t take effect

As suggested by an answer on SO, I'm trying using a version number on my JS and CSS files so that the browser will only make a request when the JS or CSS version number is changed in my PHP file. To ...
6
votes
3answers
29k views

How to remove trailing slashes from URL with .htaccess?

The situation Across the entire domain, we'd like the URLs to hide file extensions and remove trailing slashes, independent of the domain name itself (as in, works on any domain). Sample of our ...
7
votes
3answers
415 views

Why treat these as URLs with different path capitalization and trailing slash as different?

These are all strictly different urls: http://www.example.com/page http://www.example.com/pAge http://www.example.com/page/ http://www.example.com/paGE/ I get that it conforms to the strict ISO ...
3
votes
2answers
349 views

Remove extension from URL using a rewrite without resulting in a redirect loop

On the server, I have a file (on the filesystem) called page.html, which I want to be accessed as site.com/page So if someone goes to site.com/page.html, it should 301 redirect to site.com/page I've ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

URL slugs: ideal length, and the real SEO effects of these slugs

this question is addressed widely on SO and outside it, but for some reason, instead of taking it as a good load of great advice, all this information is confusing me. ** Problem ** I already had, on ...
4
votes
1answer
73 views

Statically mapping a PHP script to another script using an .htaccess file results in 404 errors

After having read a lot of posts on the topic of URL rewriting, I still remain stuck with 404 status errors. My goal: A 'static' rewrite of URLs, as follows (user clicks or enters the one URL/...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How to handle CNAME host redirect to virtual directory?

I have an internal website and virtual directory http://server2012/logs. I created a CNAME on my DNS server as LOGS -> server2012. I would like to set it up so that http://LOGS redirects to http://...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Can I redirect a root site under IIS to a subdirectory, without affecting other applications?

I'm running IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008R2. I currently run a site at the root of mydomain.edu. I also have a variety of applications (e.g., mydomain.edu/calendar, mydomain.edu/research, ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Allow (and correct the URL) when there is a special character such as %26 using IIS and the rewrite module

I'm struggling with a legacy app that uses special characters like %26 in the URL. The characters don't affect the app but can't be changed, so I'm trying to get IIS to deal with them. I've tried ...
1
vote
4answers
615 views

Using a .htaccess to RewriteRule and Redirect 301 at the same time?

I have a couple of specific URLs that I want to display differently on my website, like this: RewriteRule ^contact$ contact.php To get ride of the ".php" extension. And to be SEO friendly (to ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How can I create a shorter alias URL to a longer URL using an .htaccess file?

Using an .htaccess file, I want to make one specific URL have a shorter alias like this: Original URL: mydomain.com/index.php?option=com_obrss&task=feed&id=2:rss1klik&format=feed&...