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Fix for forums.skylinesaustralia.com


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Enable mod_rewite in httpd.conf in your apache config.

in the .htaccess file in the root dir put

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(forums|forum)?.skylinesaustralia.com$ [NC]

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ [url=http://www.skylinesaustralia.com/forums/$1]http://www.skylinesaustralia.com/forums/$1[/url] [R=301,L]

What this will do is redirect whoever types in forums.skylinesaustralia.com/whatever or forum.skylinesaustralia.com/whatever to www.skylinesaustralia.com/forums/whatever

You can do a whole shiteload of funky stuff with mod_rewrite, including making the whole forum indexable by search engines directly (ie they won't have to search thru archived pages).

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funky: true you do need to restart apache if you make changes to httpd.conf, but if he needs to enable mod_rewrite he'll need to restart it anyway

and your right it does look like it co-hosts saunsw.com, but don't see how that makes much difference, cept when he restarts apache, both will go down for a few moments :)

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mod_rewrite... One of the best apache tools ;)

And I agree with using the .htaccess file for the above, that's what it's for. Otherwise you'd have to restart apache for every change. Might not make a difference with SAU, but on a commercial site, that's something to be avoided at all costs.

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But you would have to setup apaches virtualhost for any subdomain you want to rewrite anyway, which requires a restart.

Why not put the re-write rule in the virutalhost declaration?

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