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non-www redirect doesn't work
rhonda427




msg:4335779
 3:08 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have used [scriptalicious.com...] to generate a code in my .htaccess that will redirect www.mysite.com to mysite.com. But no-matter what I do, this simply doesn't work :(


RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.mysite.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://mysite.com/$1 [L,R=301]


It's a Joomla site, and the code directly above the above code is:

##
# @version $Id: htaccess.txt 14401 2010-01-26 14:10:00Z louis $
# @package Joomla
# @copyright Copyright (C) 2005 - 2010 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
# @license http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU/GPL
# Joomla! is Free Software
##


#####################################################
# READ THIS COMPLETELY IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THIS FILE
#
# The line just below this section: 'Options +FollowSymLinks' may cause problems
# with some server configurations. It is required for use of mod_rewrite, but may already
# be set by your server administrator in a way that dissallows changing it in
# your .htaccess file. If using it causes your server to error out, comment it out (add # to
# beginning of line), reload your site in your browser and test your sef url's. If they work,
# it has been set by your server administrator and you do not need it set here.
#
#####################################################

## Can be commented out if causes errors, see notes above.
Options +FollowSymLinks

#
# mod_rewrite in use
AddType application/x-httpd-php5 .php


Any clues about where to look?

 

g1smd




msg:4336060
 10:39 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

The code is not the best way to do it (missing escaping, doesn't redirect all non-canonical requests), but it should have worked for your example.

The .htaccess file you are using is years of date. Grab a newer version from Joomla 1.5.23 or later or from Jooomla 1.6.2 or later. There are many changes.

The new file also contains a note as to exactly where in the file your redirects should be placed.

I would use:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^(www\.example\.com)?$
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L]


The ( ) ? construct prevents HTTP/1.0 requests from triggering an infinite redirect loop.

The above code redirects TO www. For redirect in the OTHER direction, remove BOTH occurrences of www from the code.

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