Hi community!

I need to redirect some URL to root, because we redesign all entire site to new urls and now its going to 404 page, and I dont know how but Im having problems with that.

url : /contacto.htm to domain.

I include this command in server block

server {
location = /contacto.htm {
return 301 http://www.domain.es
}
}

Its good or bad? I dont know… I hope that you can help me. I need to do 12 redirects…

Kind regards!

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Hi!

Yes, that works. However, if you will be doing 12 different redirects, it might be easier to use a regex pattern instead:

location ~* ^(contacto\.htm|file2\.htm|etc) {
    return 301 http://www.domain.es;
}

Make sure you escape the periods so that RegEx does not parse them as the wildcard character (which matches anything) by adding a backslash before each one. So contacto.htm becomes contacto\.htm.

  • Thank you much for your reply!

    But it

    location = /contacto.htm {
    return 301 http://www.domain.es
    }

    doesnt work so well because of .htm, I dont know how but not working… :|

    • Can you post an example redirect that you want to accomplish? If you browse to http://yourdomain/contacto.htm, does it not redirect to http://www.domain.es?

      Make sure you restart nginx every time you edit a config file so that the changes take effect:

      sudo service nginx restart
      
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