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Filenames same as folder names
Server redirects to folder
Patrick Taylor

 9:25 am on Mar 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have a website with URLs like:


Until last December everything was fine, but since then, when the service provider upgraded cpanel, the server rewrites:

http://www.example.com/mything/ (with a trailing slash)

To allow extentionless URLs, my .htaccess file contains:

# Rewrite "string" everything to 'with-suffix'
RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9\-]+)$ /$1.php [L]
# Rewrite "string/string" everything to 'with-suffix'
RewriteRule ^([a-z0-9\-]+)/([a-z0-9\-]+)$ /$1/$2.php [L]

The service provider has said that naming a folder (eg: mything) with the same name as a file is bad practice as the cpanel will tend to look at the folder as this takes a higher priority. Is this correct? Everything was fine for a couple of years, but not any more.



 1:08 pm on Mar 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you're on Apache 2, see the DirectorySlash directive.


Patrick Taylor

 6:39 pm on Mar 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

Many thanks. At the top of the .htaccess file is now:

DirectorySlash Off

Back to normal.


[edited by: Patrick_Taylor at 6:40 pm (utc) on Mar. 24, 2009]

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