Mod_rewrite is available at OVH on all web hosting packages (except 20gp).
Find out more on the Apache website.

Redirections

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Simple redirection

  • Edit the .htaccess file:

  • RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule .* testing.php

This code redirects each request to the testing.php script.

  • or:

  • RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule letstest /test_wslash/testing.php

This code redirects each /letstest request to the /test_wslash/testing.php script.
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Redirect example.com to www.example.com

  • This restricts website access to www.example.com, which is good for SEO:

  • RewriteEngine on
    Rewritecond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com$
    Rewriterule ^(.*) http://www.example.com/$1 [QSA,L,R=301]
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Redirect to a particular folder without displaying the folder in question

  • If your website is not in the target folder, this will force all requests to use www.example.com, when in reality the page is called: ww.example.com/MySite

  • RewriteEngine on
    Rewritecond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com
    Rewritecond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/MySite
    Rewriterule ^(.*)$ /MonSite/
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URL rewriting

mod_rewrite enables URL rewriting

  • .htaccess :

  • RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !testing.php
    RewriteRule (.*) testing.php?var=$1

These rules run the testing.php script with the GET variable containing the URL.

  • php:

  • <?
    print("testing server <br/>\n");
    print("var: $var\n");
    ?>
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Automatically redirect visitors to SSL when they visit the unsecured version of the website

The mod_rewrite module enables you to rewrite URLs.

RewriteEngine on
Rewritecond %{HTTP_HOST} ^domain_name.tld$
Rewriterule ^(.*) https://ssl5.ovh.net/~login_ftp/$1 [QSA,L,R=301]

  • To only be redirected from specific websites:

  • RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^nom_domaine.tld$
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ~094/page.php
    RewriteRule ^(.*) https://ssl5.ovh.net/~login_ftp/$1 [QSA,L,R=301]
 
 

The .htaccess file

To find out all about the .htaccess file: Click here