301 redirect using HTACCESS

Posted on 2011-09-22
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi all,

I am moving part of my site to a new domain, and wondered if there was a way to automatically generate 301 responses using htaccess based on the requested URL

For example, I want an htaccesss in the /products folder so that when someone tries to get to http://www.domain.com/products/car.html they are redirected to www.newdom.com/car.html

Is that possible?

Question by:fox_statton
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by:Dushyant Sharma
ID: 36579295
well you can get the pattern and write a rewrite rule for every pattern. for example for each folder you can write the redirects as below:

RedirectMatch 301 (.*)\/product\/(\w+)$ http://www.newdomain.com/$1

for httpd.conf based redirects please refer the below


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ID: 36579568
I tried that, but it didnt work, just gave a 404 error
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by:Dushyant Sharma
ID: 36579589
does www.newdomain.com/car.html works? i mean the new domain has the same file name as the old one has?
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Author Comment

ID: 36579618
Yep, same name etc.
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by:Dushyant Sharma
ID: 36579637
oops sorry.. my mistake. inside .htaccess you need not to mention the folder name :)

RedirectMatch 301 ^/(.*) http://www.thewebgoodies.com/$1

here put this inside .htacess file in the folder and change the domain name to the desired one. hope this helps
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Dushyant Sharma earned 2000 total points
ID: 36579649
remember everything at this point and below will be forwarded. if you want more restrictions then you should create it as redirect rules by getting the uri first.

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ID: 36579679
Great, many thanks!

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