i want to realize a new project, and dont know how. The situation: I have a domain eg www.domain.com with about 1 MB space on it. To connect the web im using a flatrate, so my server can be online all the time. On this server at home is apache installed for webserving, and a little utility, that automaticly uploads the .htaccess file with the new one with the new ip of my server at home, each time my internet-provider drops the line. htaccess is like this: "Redirect /index.html [<ip>...]
This all works fine but now the problems: The clients connecting to [domain.com...] are getting eg [126.96.36.199...] How this can be solved so the client always sees [domain.com?...]
The second but much bigger problem are the search engines: What do they take up in theyr index? If its the page with my ip adress it would be a desaster cause its a dynamicly asigned ip. If this is no problem would it affect my ranking?
How can i solve the problem so i can use my server at home?
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If your host permits, you may be able to use a Redirect instead of a Rewrite. Redirect commands rely on the mod_alias module, not mod_rewrite, so this may be available to you. Check with your host.
The Apache documents for mod_alias are here [httpd.apache.org] and I suspect you'll need the RedirectMatch directive. Additionaly, some discussion and examples are available here [freebsddiary.org]. These aren't the best examples for your situation but may get you going in a usable direction.
This works fine with this in htaccess: RedirectMatch (.*)\.html$ [188.8.131.52$1.html...] but: the user realizes a change in the adress from [mydomain.com...] to [184.108.40.206...] and the more important thing are search engines, what adress do they take up in their index?? and they realize the redirect i think.