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I'm switching servers and changing names all at the same time.
I want to use a mod_rewrite to seemlessly transfer my visitors to the new site as well as help keep some of my PR and Links.
Anyways, I set up an .htaccess file as:
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.newserver/$1 [R=301,L]
But there is a problem! My old server used a public folder of /HTML and my new server uses /public_html
Is there a conditional that I can throw into my .htaccess file to switch folders AND Redirect?
What's wrong with a simple: redirect / http:newdomain.com in the .htaccess file?
The public folder really doesn't matter to your visitors. They can only see what's in the public_html folder.
Redirects don't work for your whole site.
mod_rewrite allows you to redirect your whole site and also allows Spiders to follow links better.
Example: oldsite.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=235530 will automatically go to newsite.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=235530
kb9tyc, is giving some good advice. The only thing I would do different is:
Redirect Permanent / http://newdomain.com
Dont' know where you got the idea that Redirect does not work for a whole site? There is also the fact that a RewriteRule is backwards compatiable (URL doesn't change on the redirection) and SEs will not update their listings. With the Redirect they will.
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Unless I've missunderstood here is the difference:
The redirect will forward the whole site but only to one page.
So - OldSite.com/forums/thread55 will be forwarded to NewSite.com
The mod_rewrite will forward individual pages to the new sites corresponding page.
So - OldSite.com/forums/thread55 will be forwarded to NewSite.com/forums/thread55
I got my info by the way from: http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articl...main-names.htm
If I'm not understanding this correctly please let me know.
The redirect should work with any page in the site. I have done this many times.
OK, I'll test it out. I guess the info I got was wrong
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