Knowledgebase: Site Functions
Cheat Sheet for .htaccess
Posted by on 18 August 2013 08:18 PM

Linked Resources for .htaccess Reading

Here are some great resources to help you wade through .htaccess:

Redirect Links to 'WWW'

Some site owners are concerned that users should always be redirected from to, or from to This can affect cookies and more. IBBoard solved this issue with some .htaccess lines:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} !^[^\]+\ /foldername(\?.*)?\ .*$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^$
RewriteRule ^$ [R=301,L]

Make sure that the host doesn't match and that the request isn't just the current folder without a trailing slash (OR the current folder without a trailing slash with a query string). Then, do a rewrite rule on that. The next rule catches the host not matching, but the request being /ibboard (for example: accessing and not Both rules then rewrite the request to use the required domain. The two rules are required as a single rule with only the %{HTTP_HOST} condition causing requests to be incorrectly rewritten.
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