Apache rewrite rule help needed!

Posted on 2006-11-21
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Last Modified: 2010-03-04
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ID: 17989591

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.commandandconquer\.com/exclusive$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/exclusive/$1 [R=301,L]

Author Comment

ID: 17991382
Doesn't work?  What is the precedence for vhosts and rewrites? What I need to do is have:


all point to :


but the one special condition I have is that  www.commandandconquer.ea.com/exclusive goes to http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/exclusive/

Not sure how to do this?

Currently vhosts contains:

www.commandandconquer.com               http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/
www.commandandconquer.ea.com            http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/
commandandconquer.ea.com                http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/
commandandconquer.com                   http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/

which I removed and tried adding this to the prod.conf file:

RewriteCond ${lowercase:%{SERVER_NAME}} ^(www.commandandconquer.ea.com)$ [OR]
RewriteCond ${lowercase:%{SERVER_NAME}} ^(commandandconquer.ea.com)$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/$1 [R=301,L]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.commandandconquer\.com/exclusive$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/exclusive/$1 [R=301,L]

But the exclusive piece never worked, everything went to http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/
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Accepted Solution

rhickmott earned 2000 total points
ID: 17994622
It will run the first rule and if not executed it will move onto the first ( The L Flag ) I must apologise in there was a slight wrror in the first staatement it should have been

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.commandandconquer\.ea\.com/exclusive$ [NC]
(Note the .ea bit)

It Depends on where you are coming from assumingly all these domains are hosted on the one server an IP and your using VirtualHosts.

The ones that are straight redirects are easy you can do this in your VirtualHost contrainers.

<VirtualHost xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:80> (or whatever your using)
       ServerName *.commandandconquer.com
       Redirect Permanent / http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/

<VirtualHost xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:80> (or whatever your using)
       ServerName *.ea.com
       RewriteEngine on
       RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^.*\.commandandconquer\.ea\.com/exclusive$ [NC]
       RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/$1 [R=301,L]
       RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/exclusive/$1 [R=301,L]

Basically this says if the user is NOT going to <anything>.commandandconquer.ea.com/exclusive kick them to http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/ and stop processing more rules.

So if this rule is not run therefore it MUST be a request for the exclusive site so then it will direct them to http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/exclusive/

Author Comment

ID: 18000320
RewriteCond ${lowercase:%{SERVER_NAME}} ^(www\.commandandconquer\.ea\.com)$ [OR]
RewriteCond ${lowercase:%{SERVER_NAME}} ^(commandandconquer\.ea\.com)$
RewriteRule ^/exclusive$ http://www.ea.com/commandandconquer/exclusive/ [L,R]

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