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Questions tagged [htaccess]

Directory-level configuration file found mostly on Apache web servers

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htaccess execution order and priority

Can anyone explain to me in what order apache executes .htaccess files residing in different levels of the same path and how the rewrite rules therein are prioritized? For example, why doesn't the ...
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How do I implement URL rewriting in my .htaccess file?

I'd like to do some URL rewriting (Why? See this question.) so that instead of users seeing addresses like labouseur.com/course-compilers.html they can instead see and use simply labouseur.com/...
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Removing non-www support

I'm not an advocate of the no-www movement. I like the www because it adds as a buffer to distinguish between our public and private/static sites. The problem is that with one of our sites, our ...
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Is it better to have an ErrorDocument 404 redirect back to the homepage or a standard 404 error page?

We run an ecommerce site that was setup by a third party ecommerce software provider, basic shop with product pages, basket and checkout. The third party vendor set up the htaccess file so that if a ...
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Can .htaccess slow down a site?

I'm working with a client on an e-commerce website. I implemented clean URLs using .htaccess. I also used .htaccess to solve canonical issues such as redirecting www to non-www and removing index.php ...
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Font blocked from loading by Cross-Origin Resource Sharing policy: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin'

we are experiencing this error in Google Chrome. We thought everything was set-up correct. But maybe not? Font from origin http://skin.cdn.com has been blocked from loading by Cross-Origin ...
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How can I stop a bot attack on my site?

I have a site (built with wordpress) that is currently under a bot attack (as best I can tell). A file is being requested over and over, and the referrer is (almost every time) turkyoutube.org/player/...
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What are some resources for learning the ins and outs of .htaccess?

What are resources for learning the various things I can do with .htaccess?
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How are web applications like Tumblr, WordPress.com and Blogspot able to create subdomains for users so fast?

I am curious as to how web-applications are able to create sub-domains instantly for new users, for example, newuser.wordpress.com, or example.blogspot.com. If I need to create a new subdomain for a ...
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How to pass GET parameters to rewritten URL?

I have an .htaccess rewrite rule like this: RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^search/(.*)$ search.php?q=$1 What this does is, if someone visits http:/...
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301 redirects for all except me

I want to have my site down for an hour and I was using order Deny,Allow Deny from all Allow from my.ip.add.ress but I don't like the default error page. Is there a 301 redirect where I can ...
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Blocking referral traffic

I am currently getting a massive amount of referral traffic to my site (Spam), that can sometime generate 1-2 GB worth of traffic per a day (which kinda sucks, when you have a 10GB limit from the ...
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How to enable use of .htaccess in Apache on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to enable use of htaccess file in Ubuntu 14.04 (Apache 2.4.7). I know that this question has many possible duplicates, but none of them helped me yet. .htaccess ErrorDocument 404 /404....
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Homemade URL shortener redirect conflicting with 301 redirects

I have a website which was originally built using classic ASP. About a year ago it was rewritten in PHP. This caused file extensions to change and some pages were moved to new locations within the ...
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Can the files robots.txt and sitemap.xml be dynamic through an .htaccess redirect?

I have a multilanguage and multidomain site. It runs through a unique CMS installation (Drupal), so I have a single root directory. So if I have a static robots.txt, there I only can show the files ...
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Need to Stop Bots from Killing my Webserver

I am having EXTREME bot problems on the some of my websites within my hosting account. The bots utilize over 98% of my CPU resources and 99% of my bandwidth for my entire hosting account. These bots ...
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Forcing SSL and www in .htaccess

I'm looking for a way to force SSL and www. I've been able to force both separately but together I keep running into redirection issues. The following code works when handling a URL in this format: ...
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Alternative to .htaccess (due to bad performance)

I've been told that .htaccess should be avoided when possible, as it reduces the server performance and new servers disable it or just don't implement it any more. I don't know how true this is, but ...
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htaccess redirect non-www to www with SSL/HTTPS

I want a rewrite rule that redirects everything to https:// AND www. For example http://example.com should be going to https://www.example.com This is what I have: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{...
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I want to test major changes on my website without hurting SEO

I want to replace all my website files for new ones on the server and to test if they work alright but I don't want to be crawled while this is happening or if I am, I don't want the crawler to be ...
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How to verify what modules are active on my server?

While trying to solve a problem on my website, a recommendation about my .htaccess file I got was First of all, please check on the server for all the different modules if they are enabled, and ...
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.htaccess rewrite URL leads to missing CSS

I am trying to make my url from this: example.com/view.php?id=15 To this: example.com/watch/15 My code in .htaccess is as follows: Options -Indexes Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine On ...
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Problem with .htaccess and mod_rewrite after moving site to new server

The site seems to draw the correct links but its not redirecting me to the correct view. The same code works fine on the old server here http://ruse.systemio.net/q&a/. The new server is here http:...
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How to redirect any URL to lowercase URL?

I am using: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com [NC] RewriteRule (.*) http://example.com/$1 [L,R=301] <...
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Where do I create the file .htaccess, in order to serve my HTML5 cache manifest file correctly?

From a post on http://diveintohtml5.org/offline.html (Wayback Machine Copy) Your cache manifest file can be located anywhere on your web server, but it must be served with the content type ...
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How to Remove Extensions From, and Force the Trailing Slash at the End of URLs?

Example of current file structure: example.com/foo.php example.com/bar.html example.com/directory/ example.com/directory/foo.php example.com/directory/bar.html example.com/cgi-bin/directory/...
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Allow access to WordPress site only by links in email newsletters

I send out a personal email newsletter, and have been looking into sending it via some service like MailChimp, or sendy.co. Many of these email services suggest, or require, the email newsletter ...
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Can I enable GZIP on Godaddy?

One of my sites lives on GoDaddy's bottom-of-the-line cheap hosting, I have the correct code in my .htaccess file, but it's not compressing because mod_deflate is not loaded. How do I enable that? ...
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.htaccess permanent redirect to www

I have a WordPress installation that is not redirecting URLs not starting with www. Example: http://example.com/dir/ doesn't send to http://www.example.com/dir/ instead goes to http://example.com/. ...
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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 ...
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home page of my site is not appear in google search, when I type site:example.com

I am totally confused, when I place site:example.com in google I see every page of my website in serp(search engine result page) except the home page. I don’t know why it’s happening but I check ...
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Extend depth of .htaccess to all subfolders and their children

I need to be able to use .htaccess in all subfolders for full depth. E.g. I have .htaccess in public_html folder: \public_html\.htaccess How I make it to work for the folder small as well? \...
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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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Apache rewrite rules for development workstation and server

I've got developers editing pages for several sites on a WAMP stack and then uploading to the public servers running LAMP stacks. We're pretty happy with it, but we have this minor annoyance: we can't ...
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How to re-direct Wordpress posts with 301

All my WordPress post URLs generate sub directories with duplicate content and I do not know what regular expression to use to consistently 301 redirect domain.com/category/post/random-number/ to ...
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Restrict access to directories hosting different sites

My hosting provider requires that my primary domain (let's call it example.com) points to my public_html root. I also own several other domains (let's call them exampleA.com and exampleB.com) that are ...
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Removing the dot or period from htaccess files - A dangerous move?

Removing the dot or period from htaccess files (and thus making it unhidden) - A dangerous move? I tried to search in Google with the string: Can I remove the dot htaccess But I didn't find anything ...
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SSL/https breaking when using www

Please don't close for being a duplicate, I have already tried the other answered questions and am still having issues. First, I know why the certification for the site breaks when using www. The ...
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Properly force SSL with .htaccess, no double authentication

I am trying to force SSL with .htaccess on a shared host. This means there I only have access to .htaccess and not the main VirtualHost configuration. I know you can put a rule in the VirtualHost ...
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Is an .htaccess edit necessary when enabling Cloudflare SSL?

I have recently changed 3-4 of my sites to Cloudflare SSL. After that, I went to General Settings on WordPress and changed URLs from HTTP to HTTPS. And it redirects from HTTP to HTTPS without any ...
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WordPress HTTP to HTTPS without trailing slash results in double redirect

I have noticed that one of my WordPress powered sites is experiencing double redirects when a user or bot attempts to visit a URL without HTTPS and a trailing slash. In short: http://example.com/...
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How to submit shortened URLs to Google so that they are included in the index

I am working on a project to create a URL shortener. I have successfully gotten it to create short URLs, but I would like to submit them to Google. When I submit a short URL via Google Webmaster ...
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How to set up a 403 forbidden

I've recently set up my first commercial website for someone, with godaddy hosting. I want to set up a 403 forbidden on several directories (and their contents) that are referenced to through php ...
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Redirect/rewrite dynamic URL to sub-domain and create DNS for subdomain

I have created an application in PHP, I would like to re-direct the following URL to corresponding sub-domain. Dynamic URL pattern: http://mydomain.com/mypage.php?user_name=testuser I wish to re-...
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How to internally rewrite a page when requested from specific HTTP_HOST

I have a Drupal site, example.com, and our client has a campaign that they're promoting for which they've bought a new domain name, campaign.com. I'd like it so that a request for campaign.com ...
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In .htaccess files, is there any difference at all between “!=on” and “off”

I’m trying to better understand Apache’s use of a binary attribute. In an .htaccess file with the code # Check if HTTPS is 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗻 RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on Is there more processing occurring&#...
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Make .URL shortcuts into functional links within a Directory Listing

I use a lot of directory listing on my website and want to make .URL shortcut files into functional links. These .URL shortcuts were made by dragging the websites' icons from my Firefox URL bar to my ...
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rewrite url - remove trailing / if any and add .php

I have a simple question, yet I've found no posts that answer my question. I need an htaccess file that rewrites the urls so that it removes the ending / if any, and adds .php no matter what the ...
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Have Apache show 404 at missing page URL instead of redirecting to error page URL

Assuming non-existent-page.html does not exist, and the user is trying to access that page and triggered a 404 error. Can i show the requested page URL: http://www.example.com/non-existent-page.html ...
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htaccess ErrorDocument 500 not working

I have a site whose .htaccess file contains: ErrorDocument 404 /errors/404.html ErrorDocument 500 /errors/500.html The 404 redirect works just fine, but when I encounter a 500 Internal Server Error, ...