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Niche Site .htaccess redirects

Submitted by crounauer on Sat, 2018-12-01 18:04 in

Hi David,

I have a question regarding .htaccess file and redirecting non-www to www and http to https.

I have a niche site so my directory setup looks as follows: -

This is the .htacces file in (

{code saved}

and then at each niche installation ( I have: -

{code saved}

The redirects work for but dont when I get to the niche sites.

Is this the right setup or should I just have one .htaccess at root level?


Submitted by support on Mon, 2018-12-03 09:29

Hi Simon,

.htaccess files should always be processed hierarchically, which is why if you have sub-directories containing their own .htaccess files using RewriteRule's it is necessary to ensure that there is no conflict, for example by using RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d.

The only thing I notice regarding your top level .htaccess is that it doesn't contain a RewriteBase entry - it should default to "/" but the first thing I would try is to add that for consistency e.g.;

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

If that doesn't do the trick let me know and I'll check it out further with you...