How do I force the naked URL to redirect to the 'www' version?

  • Posted June 26, 2013

I’m running a Rails with Unicorn on Ubuntu, and I’m trying to figure out how to redirect a naked domain to the ‘www’ version.

I was hoping to do this through straight DNS, but I’ve never known a way to do this…and I’m thinking it’s impossible.

What’s the best way to achieve this?


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@Kiromba, <br> <br>If someone typed “” into their browser, wouldn’t the browser simply land on (as opposed to redirecting it to

You can just add a new DNS record. Having two in total. <br> <br>- <br>-

What webserver are you using? It isn’t possible to do this using DNS only.

this has to be done from the apache level or nginx