.htaccess Redirect Generator
Simple Htaccess Redirects & Rewrite Generator tool for SEO friendly URLs Changes and Web Migrations
Ah, the mysterious .htaccess file. Why is it there? What does it do? What the f$%k is it really?
The htaccess redirect generator tool is needed when implementing URLs changes, Web migrations or when configuring your Website canonical URLs versions -those that are meant to be indexed and ranked, while avoiding losing your former or non-canonical URLs traffic and rankings by referring your users and search bots to their new or canonical URLs versions via permanent redirects (with 301 http status).
The generator wants to facilitate the implementation of the most common Web redirects scenarios via htaccess, by generating the necessary rewrite code to be pasted in your htaccess file in case you're using an Apache Web Server.
Before implementing any changes on your htaccess code, remember to make a back up copy of it, in case something goes wrong and as soon as you implement the changes, validate that the meant to be redirected URLs are indeed going with the right 301 http status where you wanted them to.
Select the desired redirect scenario and obtain a personalized redirect code generated based on your input, ready to copy & paste in your htaccess file. If you would like me to include an additional redirect scenarios, please let me know by REACHING OUT and I will hook you up for $10!.
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Many hosting options use Apache HTTP Servers on the back end to serve up your website. At the most basic level, your website is a collection of files sitting on a computer somewhere. You want people on other computers to be able to access those files over the internet. The web server is the software that receives requests, finds the correct files, and returns the content to the client.
.htaccess is a file used by Apache to give you more control how those requests are processed.
.htaccess files set the configuration for all requests for files in the directory where it lives.
Why should I care?
Your website is going to be able to function without an
.htaccess file to fine tune your server configuration. But taking advantage of its features can enable cosmetic improvements like forcibly adding or removing
www from your url or eliminating the need for
.html file extensions when linking to pages on your site.
It can also provide security benefits. For instance, you might accidentally be exposing credentials or sensitive information to the open internet. You can also force people to use
https when connecting to your site, which, in addition to being the right move security-wise, can help boost your SEO ranking. The htaccess file is an INVALUABLE TOOL for web deployment and development.