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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Limit access to rewritten uri based on IP address

I'd like to limit access to a Drupal 7 registration page (/user/register) from certain IP addresses. I've tried to set the apache directive, but it's still letting me access it from an IP that isn't ...
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301 redirection removes UTM tags from URLs

A page redirects to another page using a 301 redirect in a .htaccess file. If I try to access the page from a URL with UTM tagging, after redirection, it removes all UTM tagging. Is this normal ...
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multiple IPs/webservers, single domain

Our main website is on a Windows server. We're migrating our Blogger blog to WordPress and I think I want to use a Linux-based webhost instead of our Windows server for this, just because I understand ...
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URL rewrite from www.example.com/subdirectory to example.com/subdirectory

I need a solution for the following problem: I use a CMS and want the backend to only be available at http://example.com/backend and not at http://www.example.com/backend. The rest of the site should ...
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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$ %...
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Wild card redirect in htaccess giving error this webpage has a redirect loop

In my website I changed the directory name "vehicles-cars" to "vehicles-cars-for-sale". When I tried to redirect using a wild card redirect from my old directory name to new directory name in my web ...
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Removing .html and index.html from URL

I'm having some problems trying to Remove the .html extension from URLs Removing 'index.html' from an URL 1) To remove the extension I have tried using this in my htaccess file. RewriteEngine on ...
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Rewrite for robots.txt and favicon.ico

I have setup some rules in which subdomains (my users) will default to where I have located the robots.txt, favicon.ico, and crossdomain.xml therefore if a user creates a site say testing.mywebsite....
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file need to go through a php page using .htaccess

I'm looking for a way to convert this type of URL: http://www.example.com/dl/F5EGD6 Into http://www.example.com/dl/files/my_file.zip using a PHP page to request the URL from the DB with F5EGD6. I ...
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How can I rewrite an old URL using variables to a static html page?

I am trying to redirect old URLS to the new URLS, the old site used variables in the URL but the new site uses SEO friendly URLs. When I try to redirect the old URL, it is not redirecting correctly ...
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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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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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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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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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Set Alias path using .htaccess

I have a path like this http://host.ip/nl/producten-en-diensten/abonnementen-met-gsm which will retrieve the correct content and I also want to receive the same content when I access the below URL ...
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Is this literal or code in the .htaccess file?

Background: Recently, a business acquaintance contacted me because of strange behavior on his website. As may be expected, I found that the site was compromised. One of the signs of the compromise ...
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Why does apache redirect to www without RewriteRule

So I have a webserver running on Apache, with a few virtual hosts. I want to default to https and hence I have a rewrite rule. <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ...
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Using an alias on my domain. How do I tell Google that I want it to only index the alias to avoid duplicate content?

I am starting a music blog at www.domain1.com. That URL is an alias shared with www.domain2.com which is just a domain I happen to have hosting with but is unused. In the future I may want to develop ...
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After rewriting URL page not found

I want to rewrite my current URL that is http://localhost/sitename/landing-page/?from=Algeria&to=Afghanistan&submit=Submit to http://localhost/sitename/removals-from-Algeria-to-Afghanistan ...
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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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Omitting and replacing ampersands in urls

I'm using the Ruby on Rails plugin, FriendlyId to create SEO friendly urls based on the name's of the albums and generes within app. If the plugin finds an ampersand in the title it replaces it with a ...
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.htaccess redirect not working for web alias

I have two domains at one.com: example.com and example.de I would like to redirect from example.com to example.de/en I wanted to use an A record so that example.com points to example.de and then use ...
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Require domain alias to show in browser address bar

Similar to question posted here (but not related to sub directories): .htaccess redirect of domain name alias to main domain but must show up as the alias domain I am trying to direct traffic from an ...
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.htaccess redirect of domain name alias to main domain but must show up as the alias domain

I have the following in a .htaccess file: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.aliasdomain\.com$ [OR] RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^aliasdomain\.com$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.maindomain.com/subdir1/...
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How do I use IIS7 rewrite to redirect requests for (HTTP or HTTPS):// (www or no-www) .domainaliases.ext to HTTPS://maindomain.ext

I have multiple domain names assigned to the same site and I want all possible access combinations redirected to one domain. In other words whether the visitor uses http://domainalias.ext or http://...
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URL rewriting via forward proxy

I have an app that runs inside my firewall and talks out to multiple end points via HTTP/HTTPS on a non-standard port e.g. http://endpoint1.domain.com:7171, http://endpoint2.domain.com:7171 What I ...
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URL rewrite subfolder to root and forbid accessing subfolder

I have Drupal installed in a subfolder drupal but I want to access pages as it is in root folder: http://www.example.com instead of http://www.example.com/drupal I'm able to have this working, but it'...
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Looking for a step by step guide to URL re-writing with mod_rewrite and other methods

I'm looking for step by step resource about how to rewrite URLs and have a few specific questions. I've read the documentation on mod_rewrite in Apache, but I still find myself a little lost. If ...
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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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Apache URL rewriting not working

All .php files are rewritted before doing the below rewriting: test.php => test foo.php => foo I want to rewrite this URL http://www.testdomain.com/test?name=john&id=2&nick=doe to http:...
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nginx rewrite for an url with parameters

I have two types of URL and want to rewrite it for friendly URL. 1. The first: https://example.com/folder/myfile.php?id=xx&param1=yy I want to rewrite to: https://example.com/folder/myfile/xx/...
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Which method is better to add “www.” before domain name

I have search through Google and found 2 methods to add www before domain name. First is by adding a CNAME and second is using rewrite mod in .htaccess file. I just want to know which method is ...
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Different urls to same page and redirect

I have 3 urls leading to same page // as most pages are in google, my previous website's version http://mysite.com/1234.aspx // shortcut http://mysite.com/1234 // SEO url http://mysite.com/1234/...
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.htaccess rewrite with % in query string doesn't work

I am trying to do a rewrite of the site from http://www.example.com/folder/site?data%5Bbranch%5D=xyz to http://www.example2.com/test/ Already tried the query string but facing issues with %. Any ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can rewriterules work without carets or dollar signs?

Currently when I remap my friendly to non-friendly URLs on my website, I normally use lines like these in my .htaccess: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{ENV:REDIRECT_STATUS} !^$ RewriteRule .* - [L] ...
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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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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="(.*)" /> <...
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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 -...
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How to map requests to an external directory

I have a directory/application that is located outside of the web root directory of my site. Say the site is here: /var/www/site/htdocs/ And the external app is located here: /var/www/apps/coolapp/...
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Where does one find syntax descriptions for IIS URL Rewrite condition input variables?

The need to understand what the variable represents and also perhaps examples of what it contains would be helpful. I've seen such postings for URL Rewrite of Apache in the documentation, but nothing ...
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Force google to just index rewrited urls

Let's think we have a website with a URL like http://www.domain.com/webdesign/ that rewrites http://www.domain.com/?article=1. now when i search my keyword in Google, it will show up http://www....
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When is it worth it to make my URLs “pretty”?

We are in 2011, search engines are now using hundreds or thousands of parameters to weight a page. The URL is only one of them, is it still so much of an impact in the search results? People are ...
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Removing PHP Extension in sub directory

I use the following rewrite rule to remove the .php extension from my page urls: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.php [NC,L] This works great in the root directory of my ...
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Order of RewriteRules is affecting the result

This is my current .htaccess: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^([\w-]+)/([a-z0-9]+)/([a-z-0-9]+)$ index.php?p=$1&bay=$2&map=$3 [L] RewriteRule ^test/([\w-]+)/(\d+)$ index.php?page=$1&tab=$2 [...
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Rewrite rule not taking effect

I need to place a rewrite rule in my .htaccess file so that requests for http://example.com/jbossas/jboss-configuration are redirected to: http://example.com/jboss-server/jboss-configuration So I ...
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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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which component handle php's GET parameters in a URL

In a webserver, which component handles the translation of URL parameters to the $_GET global variable? Is that a module in PHP engine, or a module of the web server (Apache, Nginx)? I'm asking ...
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URL rewrite - Cross domain javascript

I have a site site.domain1.com that needs to launch content from another domain - content.domain2.com but I encounter cross-domain JS issues when doing this directly. I basically need to make site....