Questions tagged [url-rewriting]

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 the files used to generate a web page and the URL that is presented to the world.

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HTTPS redirect, exclude script parameters from URL

My goals: 1. http://example.com/page/index.php -> https://example.com/page/ 2. http://example.com/page/ -> https://example.com/page/ 3. http://www.example.com/page/ -> https://example.com/...
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How to force ssl and www for a subdomain as an independent domain?

I have own the example.tld . I want to force SSL and https for root-domain and all of its subdomains. I have used below code in .htaccess file of root-domain: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} ...
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IIS HTTP/S rewrite with SSL offloading non-standard local port

I posted this in a different forum and got nothing, so I'm a bit desperate. Here is my scenario: IIS running sites on 80 and 443 - external.foo.com and https://external.foo.com On the same node, a ...
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What's the best practice URL Path with multiple occurences of the same parameter?

Case User searches on a website for "cake" and filters the results via two categories: "united states" and "germany". Researched best practices SEO relevant and as short as possible URL if possible ...
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Remove non-existent language directory from URLs under nginx

I've got URLs like this: /lang/path-to-file.ext and I want to remove the "lang" because it doesn't exist: /path-to-file.ext How do I do that on an nginx server?
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Redirecting from one page to another page on my website causes 404 error after using .htaccess file

Currently I'm working on a PHP blog. Where I have used an .htaccess file to get a clean URL, here is the code: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=off RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com$ ...
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How to use rewrite rule to create exception rule for https redirection for directory ./well-known

Here is my situation: Server A: support.example.com -> port 80 is forwarded to this server Server B: hr.example.com Both are running apache2. For server B I want to use Let's encrypt. I want to ...
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Googlebot URLencoding longtail URLs which is causing server errors

My Google search traffic has been growing consistently for months without any hiccups. Then a few days ago, Google dropped my traffic by about 80% in one day. The traffic would then later rebound ...
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Nginx rewrite problem - displaying same page with or without .php extension after rewrite

I have implemented the following Nginx code: location / { try_files $uri $uri.php $uri/ @extensionless-php; index index.html index.htm index.php; } location ~ \.php$ { try_files $uri =...
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If I link to clean URLs based on the page title but redirect to URLS with ids as part of a site migration, is that bad for SEO?

I'm importing stuff from a Drupal site that has a couple of alias URLs: /node/123 /my-alias-node-title My new site is a very simple CMS handmade in PHP by me as a practice. In the new system, the ...
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Possible to match special characters with mod_alias and `Redirect` directive?

I’m using Apache 2.4.6 with mod_alias and have a website which is receiving traffic from a link on another website that I have no control over. The other site’s link is poorly formed and it causes ...
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Method to redirect website subfolder to new website in IIS

We currently have a website, let's call it https://supersystem.example.com We also offer customized versions of the website to clients, in the past we would throw those custom files into a sub3folder ...
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.htaccess Rewrite whole dir contents to another

I am trying to rewrite the whole contents of a directory to the home url. so, if someone visits www.example.com/bnn27sh32j@d299/gold it should take them to www.example.com/gold I have tried: ...
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How to keep question mark in URL rewriting with a GET method?

I am trying to use URL rewriting to rewrite search-en.php?q=abc to pages-afficher-recherche.php?lang_abbreviation=en&q=abc and I did RewriteRule ^search-([a-zA-Z]{2})\.php\?q\=([a-zA-Z0-9_-]*...
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Forcing trailing slash at end of “fake” folders

The working codes that I've found here most put a slash in everything. I just need force trailing slash in these "fake dirs" (that are part of my rewriting scheme (only directories)) and keep ...
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How to redirect website with SSL (HTTPS) to without SSL (HTTP)?

I have a WordPress site on a domain that used to be HTTPS, example domain https://example.com. I now want to remove HTTPS temporarily. How do I do that? I have tried to add the following to my ....
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Rewrite wildcard subdomains in .htaccess to corresponding folders on the main domain while preserving the subdomain

I'm trying to rewrite a subdomain to a folder/file like this: name.example.com -> example.com/profile/name foo.example.com -> example.com/profile/foo xyzzy.example.com -> example.com/profile/xyzzy ...
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dynamics urls - redirects or rewrite and page SERP position

I'm trying to get my head on this, our site have thousands of links, is an e-commerce site, where products titles require changes on regular basis to get the best of SEO... you know, as usual, we ...
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Rewrite to SEO friendly URLs for language negotiation with type-map files on plain html files using .htaccess

When visiting the website www.example.com/ the visitor should be redirected to the correct language version, e.g. www.example.com/en for english and www.example.com/es for spanish. My current ...
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How do I do an htaccess rewrite on an internal URL without Google crawl giving me a soft 404 error?

Here is my issue. I have a rewrite rule in my htaccess like this: RewriteRule ^(news|review|feature|editorial|podcast)/([0-9]+)/(.*)$ /article.php?id=$2 [L] Basically what it does is take in a URL ...
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In IIS 7.5, how do you redirect an HTTPS domain to the canonical domain?

So I have a site configured with example.com:80 and www.example.com:80, as well as a certificate for port 443. When a user goes to the www.example.com:80 or 443, which has the SSL certificate ...
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How to redirect port 80 on server A to 443 server B

I'm wondering how can use my server A to redirect different URL's to the respective server. Here is my setup: Server A: apache 2.4 on ubuntu 16 Server B: apache 2.4 on windows 2012 Port 80 is ...
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Use same domain for two websites, depending on customer IP [closed]

Here's the scenario I want to know if possible and how: Scenario Domain (www.foo.com) at one hosting provider. Two websites, one at www.bar.com and another one at www.biz.com, each at a different ...
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htaccess rewrite url

is it possible to create a 301 redirect for the following URL string: Original URL: http://www.example.com/old/old-directory/blog-post-1.html Desired destination URL: http://www.example.com/new/new-...
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blog/index.php/author/ how to create this kind of a URL for my php page?

WordPress blog URL has this notation. chapter .php there is another path. it is not an actual existing directory on the server. my question is how they do that? can I do something like that on my ...
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How to use .htaccess rewrite rules to remove .php and folders from URLs?

I'm trying to simplify the URLs using rewrite condtions and rules on my local WAMP website. For example I would like to have /ProjetSyntheseFAC/mammiferes instead of /ProjetSyntheseFAC/pages/animaux/...
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How to correctly update a Wordpress URL?

I have a WordPress website which has a lot of very well position URL but unfortunately, they all have the id on the URL instead of a friendly URL. I am working on a new website but I will like to ...
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How do I use URL redirection with reverse proxy?

My requirement is to redirect the URL, which is running on port 80 with reverse proxy. I guess I would have to use URL redirection, reverse proxy together. There is already a web-domain active like : ...
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.htaccess RewriteRule leading to unexpected page

I'm trying to do a simple invisible redirection with .htaccess which almost work. I'd like my main domain name example.com to access the content of the folder example.com/V8/ but keeping only the ...
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Do URL parameters create different URLs from Google's SEO perspective?

I have the following 4 URLs. Are all these the same URL or different URLs from Google's SEO perspective? (Having a different query string makes it another URL?) https://www.example.com/buy-web-...
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URL rewrite problem on IIS7.5

My aim is to create Friendly URLs for a website hosted on IIS 7.5. The site has 3 pages with the following URLs: http://www.example.com/contact.php?langid=1&title=contact http://www.example.com/...
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Will shortening a URL hurt my SEO?

Will I mess up my SEO if I remove a part of my URL, even if it still takes you to the same page? An example is: example.com/services/nc/clt/charlotte-nc/... And I want to take out the "services" ...
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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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IIS showing 404 error for CakePHP routing prefixes for instance located in subfolder

I have this Single Page Application built using AngularJS that resides in the document root. The SPA communicates with an API built using CakePHP 3.5.x. The CakePHP instance resides in a folder named ...
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Enabling Multiviews is how you make a web server able to open links with missing extensions?

I'm in the process of switching web hosts. My old host was of the beginner-friendly 'kid gloves' variety. I had less control, but it took care of a lot of things behind the scenes. My new web host ...
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Nginx: set Content-Type by URI problem

I'm setting up small personal file hosting, I made a backend to store uploaded files by their hash directly on the HDD like /f/ab/cd/ef012345678..., but without file extensions and generate an URI ...
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Asked to authenticated WebDav twice when connecting to HTTPS

I'm having the problem of double authentification on my Apache server like he has: Properly Force SSL with .htaccess But I want to do this via the conf files. He says he knows how to do it via conf ...
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.htaccess to show a page from the main site on another domain

I have 2 x domain names https://www.example.com - This is my main site. http://www.example-liverpool.com This is my Liverpool sub website example.com/liverpool I've presently got URL forwarding ...
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Apache .htaccess: Is it possible to write an if condition for a cookie value check?

I want to write an if condition in an .htaccess file to check whether a cookie value is set. Example code: <If "%{HTTP_COOKIE} == 'cookiename and value'"> ... </If>
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Rename translated documents into ending language initials

I am building a web app and trying to add two languages to the website. So I will make the same documents ending in -gr. Some examples of the files look like this: English Language paths: www....
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What is a rewrite rule to add a prefix directory for a specific set of pages (dozens)

I have some pages on a Wordrpress site as www.example.com/title-of-the-page For my SEO activities I would like to add a prefix to those pages. They will be www.example.com/name-of-the-prefix/title-of-...
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Use .htaccess to make pretty URLs that expand abbreviation codes

Yes, I know, there are tons of questions like this, but I can't find one which solves my problem so at cost of receiving downvotes I'm going to ask this again. Even a duplicate link may help me. This ...
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Is it a Good Practice to move a blog from HTTP to HTTPS?

I have an e-commerce that is on https://www.example.com/, and I have a blog on the same URL, and it is on http://www.example.com/myblog/. Now, according to Google's guidelines, they are giving more ...
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Redirect old url with several dirs to first level

I've a lot of url with same estructure /blog/<category>/item/<slug-article> Such /blog/administracion-sistemas-unix/item/named-run-gigante I like create a rule to move a first level ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't enable .htaccess

I'm developing a website local and just switched from Windows to Ubuntu 16.04 - Sadly my .htaccess doesn't seems to work since rewrite rules don't apply and sources can't be found. I activated: sudo ...
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(nginx rewrite) add word on dynamic URL ending | word is repeated multiple in URL

I'm really confused by the Nginx rewrite rules. I have searched and found a lot of threads for rewrite rules but I don't get the required result... I have this form of a link: http://example.com/...
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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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How can I mask URLs with subdirectories to display the same URL?

We have a website called example.com I want these paths and their subdirectories: example.com/vip/members/alice/watch example.com/vip/members/alice/bag to be permanently displayed to visitors as: ...
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display facebook.com in browser adress bar but display another site content in body

I want to display example: https://www.facebook.com in my members browser address bar but display another site content in my webpage body. I want to use .htaccess file. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %...
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How to set up URL masking on gh-pages and GoDaddy

I have a domain that currently redirects www.example.com to example.com. It is hosted on gh-pages. However, there is a resource link I access from index.html called privacy.html via <a href=...