How to Redirect to a URL

Sorry I am very new to this. I have a site on and I want to know the simplest way to 301 redirect either or to an external URL Can someone go in detail on how to accomplish this. Would be greatly appreciated.

I tried htaccess

RewriteCond %{Request_URI} /download/?$
RewriteRule ^ [L,R=301]

But this doesnt work, am I missing a step?


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Basically, inside your virtual host, you could do something like this:

Redirect 301 /download