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March, 2010

  • 24 March

    How to redirect a specific IP address

    Question: How do I redirect every visitor to my website except for me? Answer: There are two methods you can use to accompany the results you want and both involve using an .htaccess file. The first is to redirect your site’s visitors with standard Apache directives: ErrorDocument 403 http://www.yourdomain.com Order …

  • 15 March

    What is domain forwarding?

    A number of hosts offer free domain forwarding. What is it, why do you need it, and are there any limitations? Domain name forwarding simply lets you forward visitors from your domain to a specific URL or display a page. For instance, I could tell my host to send all …

February, 2010

  • 26 February

    How to redirect a web page without .htaccess

    Question: I have a shared hosting account, but my web host has disabled my ability to make .htaccess files. How can I create redirects on my site? Answer: First of all, it is a bad practice for a web hosting provider to completely disable .htaccess. You should probably consider getting …

January, 2010

  • 11 January

    How to use Apache to deny access to certain directories

    In the past, we explained how to deny access to a file or directory with the allow/deny Apache server directive. There are, however, two other ways to do it that may be more to your liking. The allow/deny directive displays the 403 Forbidden page or whatever you have in its …

December, 2009

  • 29 December

    How to redirect Linux command output to a file

    All Linux servers have a useful feature that is only one character long. The character is > , and it makes saving command output to files extremely easy. It can make interpreting long command output data much easier and less time consuming. For example, if you wanted to list the …

November, 2009

  • 25 November

    ICANN shakes finger at DNS redirects

    It’s become common for DNS providers to redirect users to third-party pages upon entering an incorrect URL. Called NXDOMAIN substitution, many ISPs practice this to make money. ICANN is calling out against this practice, however, citing its harmful effects: If an email is accidentally sent to an incorrect domain and …

September, 2009

  • 22 September

    How to Redirect HTTP to HTTPS

    Question: How do I force users to use the SSL version of a folder on my website? Answer: With e-commerce websites it is very important to make sure your customers have a secure connection to your website. Nothing can be more damaging to a business than to have sensitive user …

  • 22 September

    2 Ways to Redirect Your Website

    Question: I want my website redirected to another site or page on my server. How do I setup automatic redirection? Answer: There are many easy ways to redirect your website. Here are two commonly used methods. 1. .htaccess Redirect: Using an .htaccess file, you can instruct a visitor’s browser to …

July, 2009

  • 10 July

    Comcast's typosquatting is a "service"

    Comcast has announced a new “service” in which customers who type in a domain name incorrectly are redirected to a “help page” that happens to also contain ads. It will be on by default for Comcast customers, although they are offering an opt-out setting for customers who do not want …

June, 2009

  • 25 June

    Is mass web confusion on the horizon?

    As ICANN’s expansion of the gTLD landscape grows closer, many bloggers and tech analysts are speculating mass confusion with ensue, that people will not distinguish .food from .eat domains. Some worry that the default .com for businesses will fall by the wayside and make it difficult for users to find …