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How do I set up a URL rewriter for a Linux-based GoDaddy host (htaccess seems crippled)

Posted on 2010-11-08
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I have a Microsoft-based hosting account with GoDaddy currently
and to facilitate redirection I have errors redirected to an ASP script which then rewrites the
URL to point to another host and creates a frame.    I need to consolidate this account with
a Linux account and this is the last thing that needs to be changed before I can transfer.

I have another Linux-based account and have tried to no avail to get an htaccess solution functional,
and am hoping someone here has some experience with GoDaddy's restrictions and implementations.
I don't redirect the entire domain, but I need to redirect (preferably in a frame) URLs as shown:

http://mydomain/e/12345 ->  http://otherdomain/entries/12345
http://mydomain/t/12345  ->  http://otherdomain/tickets/12345

Options +FollowSymlinks
Options -MultiViews
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^/e/([0-9]+) /e/rd2.php?rtype=e&article=$1 [R=301,NC]
RewriteRule ^/t/([0-9]+) /t/rd2.php?rtype=t&article=$1 [R=301,NC]

I think the problem lies in my PHP code for "rd2.php", which I basically pieced together ... So please take
a look at the attached and make / suggest corrections (or rewrite completely).

Note that GoDaddy's mod_rewrite appears to restrict the redirection/rewrite to reference only
files hosted on GoDaddy.

If you have access to a GoDaddy Linux host please test it out to see if it is working prior to
response.  Let me know if I've omitted anything important and I'll try to respond as soon as possible...

Thanks!

P.S. When attempting to do this, I used the following as points of reference:
http://corz.org/serv/tricks/htaccess2.php
http://davidwalsh.name/mod_rewrite-htaccess-godaddy

rd2-ee.php
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by:arober11
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Re your request for rules to handle the following redirects:

http://mydomain/e/12345 ->  http://otherdomain/entries/12345
http://mydomain/t/12345  ->  http://otherdomain/tickets/12345

The following should do / replace the need for your own php code, unless you wish to IFrame the redirect.:

RewriteRule ^/e/([0-9]+)   http://otherdomain/entries/$1  [R=301,NC]
RewriteRule ^/t/([0-9]+)    http://otherdomain/tickets/$1  [R=301,NC]

Note: the above rules will change the URL showing in the browser address bar.
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by:joshky
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Arober11,
Thanks for the reply.  But, I'm afraid it hasn't proven to be this simple.   This is why I'm hoping someone familiar with GoDaddy Apache Linux hosting will be able to chime in.   I don't know the specifics of WHY this doesn't work, but I've spent quite a bit of time myself tinkering and it has been to no avail.

Thanks in advance for any further comments.
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by:joshky
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For clarification, if I do try to do as you suggest Arober11, I receive an HTTP/404 error message when attempting to access one of the example URLs.
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arober11 earned 500 total points
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Hi, must apologize, skipped the bit saying your using a .htaccess rather than a httpd.conf based rules. If you using .htaccess rule you need to loose the leading /  from the pattern, as the patten is prefixed with the contents of RewriteBase, before performing the match i.e. The following should work.


Options +FollowSymlinks
Options -MultiViews
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^e/([0-9]+)  http://otherdomain/entries/$1  [R=301,NC]
RewriteRule ^t/([0-9]+)  http://otherdomain/tickets/$1  [R=301,NC]




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by:joshky
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Worked like a charm.  Thanks!
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by:joshky
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ARober11,
I posted a related question that you may be interested in also ... although this solution is working, it is based on implementation of the PHP portion:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_26608575.html
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