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.htaccess redirect examples

Common .htaccess Redirect Examples



#Redirect a single page:
Redirect 301 /pagename.php http://www.domain.com/pagename.html

#Redirect an entire site:
Redirect 301 / http://www.domain.com/

#Redirect an entire site to a sub folder
Redirect 301 / http://www.domain.com/subfolder/

#Redirect a sub folder to another site
Redirect 301 /subfolder http://www.domain.com/

#This will redirect any file with the .html extension to use the same filename but use the .php extension instead.
RedirectMatch 301 (.*)\.html$ http://www.domain.com$1.php

#Redirect from old domain to new domain
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

#Redirect to www location
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
rewritecond %{http_host} ^domain.com [nc]
rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/$1 [r=301,nc]

#Redirect to www location with subdirectory
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} domain.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/directory/index.html [R=301,NC]

#Redirect from old domain to new domain with full path and query string:
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.newdomain.com%{REQUEST_URI} [R=302,NC]

#Redirect from old domain with subdirectory to new domain w/o subdirectory including full path and query string:
Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/subdirname/(.*)$
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.katcode.com/%1 [R=302,NC]

Rewrite and redirect URLs with query parameters (files placed in root directory)

Original URL:
http://www.example.com/index.php?id=1

Desired destination URL:
http://www.example.com/path-to-new-location/


RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} id=1
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ /path-to-new-location/? [L,R=301]

Redirect URLs with query parameters (files placed in subdirectory)

Original URL:
http://www.example.com/sub-dir/index.php?id=1

Desired destination URL:
http://www.example.com/path-to-new-location/


RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} id=1
RewriteRule ^sub-dir/index\.php$ /path-to-new-location/? [L,R=301]

Redirect one clean URL to a new clean URL

Original URL:
http://www.example.com/old-page/

Desired destination URL:
http://www.example.com/new-page/


RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^old-page/?$ $1/new-page$2 [R=301,L]

Rewrite and redirect URLs with query parameter to directory based structure, retaining query string in URL root level

Original URL:
http://www.example.com/index.php?id=100

Desired destination URL:
http://www.example.com/100/


RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^([^/d]+)/?$ index.php?id=$1 [QSA]

Rewrite URLs with query parameter to directory based structure, retaining query string parameter in URL subdirectory

Original URL:
http://www.example.com/index.php?category=fish

Desired destination URL:
http://www.example.com/category/fish/


RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^/?category/([^/d]+)/?$ index.php?category=$1 [L,QSA]

Domain change – redirect all incoming request from old to new domain (retain path)


RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example-old\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example-new.com/$1 [R=301,L]

If you do not want to pass the path in the request to the new domain, change the last row to:


RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example-new.com/ [R=301,L]

Redirect from blog.oldsite.com to www.somewhere.com/blog/

Retains path and query, and eliminates xtra blog path if domain is blog.oldsite.com/blog/


Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}/ blog
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.somewhere.com/%{REQUEST_URI} [R=302,NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*) http://www.somewhere.com/blog/%{REQUEST_URI} [R=302,NC]

Redirect from https://sub.olddomain.com/folder/index.php?id=value to https://newsub.newdomain.com/new-folder/new-file.php?id=value


Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} id=([0-9]+) [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*) https://newsub.newdomain.com/new-folder/%1? [R=302,NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*) https://newsub.newdomain.com/new-folder/new-file.php?%{QUERY_STRING} [R=302,NC]


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