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Some servers will not have » mod_rewrite enabled by default.
As long as the » module is present in the installation, you can enable it simply by starting a .htaccess file with the command Put this .htaccess file in your root so that rewriting is enabled throughout your site.
module gives you the ability to transparently redirect one URL to another, without the user’s knowledge.
This opens up all sorts of possibilities, from simply redirecting old URLs to new addresses, to cleaning up the ‘dirty’ URLs coming from a poor publishing system — giving you URLs that are friendlier to both readers and search engines.
In the most well designed sites, readers can guess at filenames with a high level of success.
However, there are some cases when the best possible information design can’t stop your site’s URLs from being nigh-on impossible to use.You only need to write this line once per .htaccess file.We’ll start off with a straight redirect; as if you had moved a file to a new location and want all links to the old location to be forwarded to the new location.All you need to do is turn on the comes at the expense of complexity.Though you shouldn’t really ever » move a file once it has been placed on the web; at least when you request for the new page.This will make the browser load up the new page as if it was the page originally requested, and the location bar will change to show the URL of the new page.