Questions tagged [mod-rewrite]

mod_rewrite is a URL rewriting module for the Apache web server. It is commonly used for so-called "pretty" URLs because of its ability to redirect on the server side (transparent to clients and their browsers), but also provides the power and flexibility to perform various request handling tasks beyond simple substitutions.

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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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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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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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Redirect www to non-www using Apache htaccess does not work

I have this in my .htaccess (modified from the default Drupal .htaccess): RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.website.com\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://website.com/$1 [L,R=301] In theory this will ...
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Do we have any redirect solution for all of subURL?

Suppose I redirect exmpale0.com to example1.com , example1.com is newer. Already , I promoted my exmpale0.com into social networks , Suppose I had: http://example0.com/blahblah Now I have ‍http://...
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Is Checking For mod_write Really Necessary?

Recently I noticed that many people post .htaccess files here with: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> Sometimes this even appears several times in the file! It obviously checks to see if mod_write is ...
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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 ...
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redirecting openshift rhcloud domain to custom domain for SEO purposes

Openshift application url: example.rhcloud.com Custom domain: example.com I came across this link and added the redirection rule. However, I can not access example.rhcloud.com now. My custom domain ...
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How do I map a (keyword rich) domain name to an existing website?

I am not experienced technical person, and still learning but will try to explain what I have done so far and what my query is. I have a (hypothetical) domain az-studios.com On that domain I have 3 ...
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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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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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.htaccess language redirects with SEO-friendly URLs

How do I setup my .htaccess file to detect several languages, and redirect them to specific SEO-friendly URLs? Basically every URL needs to go to index.php?lang=(...). So, for English language ...
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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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mod_rewrite rule for wildcard subdomains?

Sorry if this has been covered, I can't find anything on this specifically. I have wildcard subdomains on (*.mysite.com) I need a mod_rewrite expression for this rewrite: bob.mysite.com => mysite....
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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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“File does not exist” in apache error log

This is an example of an error in out log file: File does not exist: /var/www/website/female, referer: http://www.website.com/female/dresses/A-Dress-Black "/female" doesn't exist, because we use ...
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Properly redirect a site to WWW and HTTPS

I recently found out a problem in .htaccess file in my website. When I started the site I did a 301 redirect to redirect all non-www and http request to www with https. I added this lines of code and ...
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A more specific question about a tricky redirect case

me again. :) I will try to keep this more to the point. Synopsis: I am trying to redirect URLs like this: www.desktopscenes.com/Scenes from Yellowstone (2003)/slides/Morning Glory Pool.html to this:...
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Does purposely linking to an invalid URL and then using 301 affect SEO?

On a section of my site, I am currently using .htaccess rewrites to put the ID as part of the URL instead of in the query, like so: RewriteRule ^([a-z_]+)?/?tours/([0-9]+)/(.*) /tours/tour_text.php?...
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.htaccess and permanent redirection with a special condition

I have a WordPress website hosted on Bluehost which contains the following URL pattern: http://www.example.com/2017/01/30/sample-post/ I wanted to permanent redirect it to use this: http://www....
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Re-indexing website with clean URL's

So I have a website with URL's like this: http://www.domain.com/profile.php?id=151 I've now cleaned them up with mod_rewrite into this: http://www.domain.com/profile/firstname-lastname/151 I've ...
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Switch to https

I'm looking to use an .htaccess file to use mod_rewrite to switch the protocol from http:// to https:// when someone hits my website. For instance, once someone goes to: http://www.mywebsite.com/ I'...
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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 do you block a referer but for a specific URL using .htaccess?

I would like to block a referral URL from a specific domain using .htaccess. The link itself must still function on its own, it is only when the incoming referrer matches. My Site Link: www.example....
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Optimal way to implement very big redirect list in Apache2

I have about 6000 URLs that need to be redirected after changing the CMS. All those URLs are stored in a DB table together with an ID that allows me to tell what is being referenced. Using this table ...
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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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Conflicting mod_rewrite rules

The Background I run a university club website which has multiple domains, let's say meow.co.uk, foo.uni.ac.uk/bar/meow/ as two relevant cases. (When I upload files using an FTP client, it's the ...
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RewriteEngine On showing Apache test page

I have centos 7 and I need to put this .htaccess file inside one of my directories (www/html/forum) in order to display friendly URLs so instead of looking like example.com/index.php?user=222 it would ...
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.htaccess - lose the file .html extension

I'm having a bad .htaccess day! I want a user to be able to type the URL mysite.com/about instead of mysite.com/about.html On .htaccess file I have: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{...
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htaccess rewrite to move numeric id from the front of the url to the end and remove the “.html”

I'm having a problem with site migration and old links. Now, its not just a server migration, it was also a CMS migration. Site went from umbraco (asp.net) to wordpress. Problem is that google indexed ...
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How to redirect a website from a folder to the root folder?

I was running a website on a folder (www.example.com/folder). The new version of the website is live and runs on the root folder. How should I redirect users who visit the website using the old URLs (...
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Can I use a rewrite rule to send all requests to a single file?

Can I make a single regular expression for all my RewriteRules? I'm rewriting everything to a single file and this this acts like a front-controller. My example: RewriteRule ^de/kontakt/anfahrt$ ...
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How to remove subdirectory folders from the url using htaccess

I am trying to remove the sub-folders from my site URL. Below is the structure of my folders. I am not sure where to place my .htaccess file and what to have written in it: mysiteroot ...
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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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How to use .htaccess to show smarter URLs

I'd like to ask how can I call the page www.domain.com/index.php?page=somepage and make the browser show the user in the URL bar the address www.domain.com/somepage/? How do I do that trick?
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How to make parameters look more attractive

I'm making a blog site and instead of the users blogs being called /blog?display=username I would like it to just be a sub domain such as mysite.com/username How would I be able to make the first ...
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.htaccess mod rewrite sub directories redirect loop

I am trying to setup a sub-directory with individual .htaccess. I want to redirect .html files to url without extensions and also add a trailing slash and redirect all non-slashed urls there. Here's ...
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RewriteRule /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx

I need to rewrite URL's of this form: /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx to: /change-email/?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxx I've done this in my .htaccess: RewriteCond %{...
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.htaccess problems with redirection

I apologize ahead of time that this might be a common question, however I've spent 3-4 hours already on solutions which don't quite fix the problem. I have a site and it is moving to a different ...
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Redirecting IP address to domain address

Google has indexed the IP address of my site rather than the domain, so now I'm trying to set up a 301 redirect that will redirect the IP address and all subsequent pages to the domain. I currently ...
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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/...