Solved

.htaccess rewrite/redirect problem (case is changing)

Posted on 2007-03-26
5
175 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-04
I have a website (Apache 1.3.37 on Linux) which has four domains pointed to it (olddomain1.com, olddomain2.com, olddomain3.com and newdomain.com).  I am trying to modify the .htaccess file so that whenever someone browses to it using the old domain names they are (permanently) redirected to the same page but using the new domain name.  

For example when someone requests
      http://www.olddomain2.com/Cust/Index.html
they should be redirected (permanently) to
      http://www.newdomain.com/Cust/Index.html

This is what I have in the .htaccess file:

      Options All -Indexes +FollowSymLinks
      RewriteEngine on
      RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.olddomain1\.com$ [NC,OR]
      RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^olddomain1\.com$ [NC,OR]
      RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.olddomain2\.com$ [NC,OR]
      RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^olddomain2\.com$ [NC,OR]
      RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.olddomain3\.com$ [NC,OR]
      RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^olddomain3\.com$ [NC,OR]
      RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

My problem is, when I browse to a web page the domain name replacement happens but the path and file name of the page is transformed into lowercase.  Naturally this doesn't work as the web server is case sensitive.

For example, when I browse to:
      http://www.olddomain2.com/Cust/Index.html
I receive:
      http://www.newdomain.com/cust/index.html

Could someone please help me to correct the .htaccess file so that I have permanent redirections from the old domain names but preserves the case of the path and filename of the web pages so that they display?

Thank you for your time.
0
Comment
Question by:twixt
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
JamesCssl earned 500 total points
ID: 18797695
Try taking out the OR option of the last RewriteCond
0
 

Author Comment

by:twixt
ID: 18797817
Thanks for your comment.  I did try it but it didn't help.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:JamesCssl
ID: 18797992
I don't see anything in your code that would cause this.  I am using almost the same code for my site, and it keeps the Capitalization when redirecting.
0
 

Author Comment

by:twixt
ID: 18798013
Thanks for your time.  I found an answer in another forum.  The last RewriteCond must not have an [OR] at the end.  Now it seems to work.  Why it should affect the capitalisation I have no idea.  

Someone did alert me to an Apache bug that sounds similar but the bug report says that that bug is only on Windows systems and has been fixed in Apache 2. (http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23460)

Thanks
0
 

Author Comment

by:twixt
ID: 18804682
>>I found an answer in another forum.

If you are interested: http://www.webmasterworld.com/apache/3293896.htm
0

Featured Post

Manage your data center from practically anywhere

The KN8164V features HD resolution of 1920 x 1200, FIPS 140-2 with level 1 security standards and virtual media transmissions at twice the speed. Built for reliability, the KN series provides local console and remote over IP access, ensuring 24/7 availability to all servers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you are running a LAMP infrastructure, this little code snippet is very helpful if you are serving lots of HTML, JavaScript and CSS-related information. The mod_deflate module, which is part of the Apache 2.2 application, provides the DEFLATE…
Over the last year I have answered a couple of basic URL rewriting questions several times so I thought I might as well have a stab at: explaining the basics, providing a few useful links and consolidating some of the most common queries into a sing…
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …
Add bar graphs to Access queries using Unicode block characters. Graphs appear on every record in the color you want. Give life to numbers. Hopes this gives you ideas on visualizing your data in new ways ~ Create a calculated field in a query: …

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question