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How to Redirect www or non-www URLs with .htaccess via DirectAdmin?

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If you want, you can divert the users from the www URL to the non-www URL and vice-versa for your domain. If you are a DirectAdmin user then, by editing the .htaccess file, it is possible to redirect from www to non-www URLs or the other way.

To Redirect www to Non-www URLs with .htaccess

1. Log in to DirectAdmin.

2. Create/edit .htaccess file in the document root of your domain via File Manager.

If you don’t know how, please refer to this article: How to Create/Edit .htaccess File via DirectAdmin?

3. Copy and paste this code at the end of the file:

4. Click on SAVE.

To Redirect Non-www to www URLs with .htaccess

1. Log in to your DirectAdmin account.

2. Create/edit .htaccess file in the document root of your domain via File Manager.

3. Add this code at the end of the file:

4. Click on SAVE.

Note: If the .htaccess file already contains a code for redirection directive, you will have to substitute it with the new one to modify the redirection settings.

Here’s how we configured the .htaccess file of a sample domain in DirectAdmin to redirect users from non-www to www URLs:

Redirects to:

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