How to modify htaccess file for redirect?

Posted on 2013-06-27
Last Modified: 2013-08-12
The old site was .asp and the new site runs on drupal.

I want anyone who went to to now be redirected to
Question by:sandshakimi
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Arrow_1 earned 250 total points
ID: 39282275
Use the redirect module:

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Robert Saylor earned 250 total points
ID: 39282486
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^redirecttest\.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.redirecttest\.com$
RewriteRule ^aboutus\.asp$ "http\:\/\/www\.redirecttest\.com\/

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by:Robert Saylor
ID: 39282491
sorry, copy and paste error use this:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^redirecttest\.com$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.redirecttest\.com$
RewriteRule ^aboutus\.asp$ "http\:\/\/www\.redirecttest\.com\/about" [R=301,L]
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Expert Comment

ID: 39283146
Another option is to put one of these for each page you need to redirect, if you actually do want to use .htaccess. Otherwise the Redirect module (as mentioned above by the famous Arrow_1) is the way to go.

Redirect permanent /aboutus.asp /about

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Author Comment

ID: 39283684
I thought the redirect module would be the right approach also, but on the URL redirects config. page, the from address is

I guess because clean URL was never enabled ?
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Expert Comment

ID: 39361332
mod_rewrite has to enable in apache server

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^([a-z]+)/([a-z\-]+)$ /$1/$2.asp [L]

Please try out this one


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