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How do I have www + mydomain.com also go to mydomain.com?

  • Posted April 19, 2014

Hey guys,

My google-fu hasn’t turned anything up, so I thought I’d ask here.

My current site is adamyala.com But if I go to www.adamyala.com I get a not found error.

I already have the www A @ record in my DNS for this domain.

I have multiple sites on my droplet, so each one has it’s own config file in: /etc/apache2/sites-available

Below are the contents of my config file (I removed my email address even though it’s on my site): ` <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com ServerName adamyala.com ServerAlias www.adamyala.com

    DocumentRoot /var/www/adamyala
    <Directory />
            Options FollowSymLinks
            AllowOverride None
    </Directory>
    <Directory /var/www/adamyala>
            Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
            AllowOverride None
            Order allow,deny
            allow from all
    </Directory>

    ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
    <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
            AllowOverride None
            Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
            Order allow,deny
            Allow from all
    </Directory>

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

    # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
    # alert, emerg.
    LogLevel warn

    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

</VirtualHost> `

What else do I have to add for this to work?

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This is done using .htaccess usually, it’s called a 301 redirect. <br>You either go with non-www to www or the other way around. <br>So using those terms you can find it on google or other search engines. <br>Sticking with just one is also good for SEO purposes and can increase your Google Page Rank. <br> <br>Here’s generic .htaccess code for www to non-www <br> <br>#Redirect www to non-www <br>RewriteEngine On <br>RewriteBase / <br>RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.(.)$ [NC] <br>RewriteRule ^(.)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,L]