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How to setup 301 redirect from non-www to www ?

If you want to redirect non-www URL to https://www. which improves search engine optimisation rankings, use following .htaccess rule as,

Here is what .htaccess solved the problem,

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^[^.]+\.[^.]+$
RewriteCond %{HTTPS}s ^on(s)|
RewriteRule ^ http%1://www.%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

How to verify your websites current redirects ?

Just type your domain name in http://redirectcheck.com/index.php and click Trace, or you can also use http://www.redirect-checker.org

For more help refer below URLs :

  • https://www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/9410/29/how-to-setup-rules-and-redirects-in-htaccess
  • https://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection
  • https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93633

You can also refer to good information at https://gist.github.com/ScottPhillips/1721489

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