Questions tagged [htaccess]

Directory-level configuration file found mostly on Apache web servers

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htaccess file isn't working, but did work before

I just moved from a dedicated server to a shared server to save money, but now my htaccess file doesn't work. I think its 1and1, but I'm not 100% sure. What the heck is wrong? Any ideas? The single ...
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SEO: Full Redirect from Subdomain to Root Domain

I recently setup a staging site on our server's subdomain. Somehow Google managed to crawl the pages. Now we are ready to transfer the files to the main domain and delete the files on the subdomain. ...
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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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What can cause RewriteRule to work only for certain pages?

Are there any external factors (that is, not in the .htaccess file) that can cause the RewriteRule not to work for specific URLs (of existing pages)? I have the following code in the .htaccess file (...
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RewriteRule not working for certain URLs

There are a few domains pointing towards the same server, and of course I need them all redirect to only one of them. Redirects work, but only for certain URLs. What works: http://www.domain.com, ...
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Apache mod_rewrite problem

I try to use Apache mod_rewrite to redirect some pages on my customer's website to the homepage. The .htaccess file is the following: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / ...
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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 www.example....
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.htaccess password protection generates 500 internal server error

I have created a .htpasswd file using htaccess tools of which I have uploaded to the root of my web hosting space (/public_html is my web root). I created a .htaccess file which referenced the ....
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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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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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How to create .htaccess to block access to a subdirectory that hosts a separate domain

I have a main domain (me.com) and I am hosting files for my mom's website (mom.com) in a subdirectory in my public_html folder so that mom.com uses files from me.com/mom. All I want to do is make it ...
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Can I remove visible referer from link?

I use referer info to track which of my campaigns works the best. So instead of <a href="someweb.com">someweb</a> I have a link like <a href="http://someweb.com?utm_source=john&...
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How can I redirect everything but the index as 410?

Our site shut down and we need to give a 410 redirect to the users. We have a small one-page replacement site set up in the same domain and a custom 410 error page. We'd like to have it so that all ...
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How to redirect all URLs that contain my domain name in the path from .htaccess to avoid crawl errors

I am getting a lot of errors in Webmaster Tools and basically there's a lot of links ending like this: example.com/links.php How can I redirect these links, to shave off this part at the end? For ...
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How do I redirect an English language URL to an Arabic language URL?

I have a link that's currently formatted like this: http://example.com/news/view/1.html I want to it redirect it to: http://example.com/خبر/عنوان-الخبر where خبر is equal to news and عنوان-...
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Uses of .htaccess files [closed]

I only have a basic understanding of .htaccess files. What are some tasks that can be accomplished using them? What are good resources that would aid in learning how to use them on a more advanced ...
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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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Implications on automatically “open” third party domain aliasing to one of my subdomains

I have a domain, let's call it www.mydomain.com where I have a portal with an active community of users. In this portal users cooperate in a wiki way to build some "kind of software". These software ...
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How to block access to a sub-site with mod_rewrite?

Let's say I have the sites siteA.com and siteB.com. They are hosted such that siteB.com actually points to siteA.com/siteB. How can I block someone from visiting siteA.com/siteB using mod_rewrite? ...
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Mod Rewrite question

Is there a way to rewrite http://localhost/embed/player.swf?file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yKDhm4_-90 to something smaller? or is there a way to change this into http://localhost/embed/...
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Gzip compress offline?

I've configured my site to serve compressed content by putting this line in .htaccess AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/javascript text/css application/javascript ...
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.htaccess RedirectMatch 301 issue

I've moved my WordPress installation from one domain to another, and I want to use an .htaccess file on the original to redirect visitors to the new page on the new website. The old site is http://...
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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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block users by country in .htaccess

Is there a way to block users from a particular region. Currently I have compiled a list of over 100 IP addresses that I block in my .htaccess file. Unfortunately as the list grows I see a great ...
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htaccess rewrite - Associating subfolders of web root as index of domain

I've been trying to find specific information on the problem, but it all seems rather confusing or irrelevant. I have an Apache install with several subfolders with different websites. I need ...
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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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Is it possible to mod_rewrite BASED on the existence of a file/directory and uniqueID?

My site currently forces all non-www. pages to use www. Ultimately, I am able to handle all unique subdomains and parse correctly but I am trying to achieve the following (ideally with mod_rewrite): ...
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.htaccess: Redirect Hotlink Flash --> Site with embed Flash

I have some PHP sites that embeds SWF files. These SWF files are now linked to by some other guys. And I don't want them to simply open the SWF, I want them to force being redirect to the page where ...
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Multiple 301 redirects, do search engines / user-agents see them all?

I've put in place a lot of different 301 redirects to deal with numerous URL changes. And for certain URLs there are 3-4 different 301 redirects landing the visitors to the new URL. I heard that 301 ...
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Mod Rewrite - directing HTTP/HTTPS traffic to the appropriate virtual hosts

I have an Apache2 web server (v. 2.2.16) running on Debian hosting three virtual hosts. The first two hosts are HTTP only (server1 and server2). The last host is HTTPS only (server3). My virtual host ...
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Propagaging Apache rules Automatically for all folders Beneath Root

my webroot folder /httpdocs folder contains a .htaccess file The first lines look like this: RewriteEngine on RewriteBase / AddDefaultCharset UTF-8 Options +FollowSymLinks -Indexes -ExecCGI # ...
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Trigger IP ban based on request of given file?

I run a website where "x.php" was known to have vulnerabilities. The vulnerability has been fixed and I don't have "x.php" on my site anymore. As such with major public vulnerabilities, it seems ...
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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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Redirect a single URL to the same URL on another domain

I'm trying to set up my .htaccess file to take the displayed link and route it to the destination link as below Displayed Link http://www.my-website.com/click-4559226-10388358?url=https%3A%2F%...
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Force www. on multi domain site and retain http or https

I am using CakePHP which already contains an .htaccess file that looks like: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^$ app/webroot/ [L] RewriteRule (.*) app/...
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=~ (equal-sign tilde) and m“ … ” in .htaccess directive

I saw this bit of code on an old forum post: SSLRequire %{HTTP_HOST} =~ m"\.secure\.powweb\.com" And I was just wondering what the =~ and m" ... " meant. I've been searching online and in the Apache ...
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Redirect from SSL HTTPS to HTTP (NO SSL)

Many of my visitors have bookmarked my site already with https://mydomain.com. Under the bad advice of a programmer I have put my whole site (Joomla) using SSL. I do not sell anything or provide any ...
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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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Question about mod_rewrite rule for redirecting failing pages

I'm setting up a mod_rewrite rule that redirects failing pages to a custom "Page Not Found" page. This is with WordPress. I've used an online tutorial from the Apache site and so far my rules look ...
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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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Blocking all countries except US/Canada/UK

I have a site which is only for US/Canada/UK visitors. I don't want to make it visible to other visitors. I tried to put IP ranges in .htaccess (Deny IP) but it does not work for me. May be I have ...
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How can I work on a WordPress theme already installed in the root directory?

I have WordPress installed at the root level of a website. I thought it would be easy enough to have a "coming soon" page called default.html and edit the .htaccess file as follows: AddHandler php5-...
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Joomla 1.6 URL rewrite on IIS7 (removing /index.php/)

Joomla 1.6 was released today and I'm wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of the /index.php/ part? How link looks now: http://www.example.org/index.php/stuff How link would look after URL ...
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htaccess redirect directories to index.html

I am working on a site where I do not have permission to access the server config and someone else keeps changing the settings. That person just changed the settings preventing users from going to ...
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Redirect before rewrite

Had an issue where I need to redirect old URLs, but not disable the mod_rewrite for page structure. redirect 301 /home.html http://www.example.com/ It needs to live on the Symphony 2.0 .htaccess ...
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How can I redirect %26 in URLs to %2526 using a .htaccess rule?

I would like .htaccess to redirect: example.com/something_%26_else to example.com/something_%2526_else I'm importing a bunch of pages that have ampersands in the title from MediaWiki. These are ...
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Website won't load in Firefox 3.6.13

After the latest version of Firefox came out, I've been having problems with my website. The site is: http://mojheroj.com It works fine in all other browsers, as well as older versions of Firefox and ...
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How secure is using .htpasswd to secure a directory?

I'm basically creating something off of my main domain www.mywebsite.com/intranet. I've created .htpasswd protection for that intranet directory. I can't implement individual user passwords yet and ...
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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=$1 [L] RewriteRule ^([A-Za-z0-9_\-]+/[A-Za-z0-9_\-]+)$ /...