How to Redirect domain.com/download to a URL

March 22, 2019 907 views
PHP LAMP Stack Development Ubuntu 18.04 Apache

Sorry I am very new to this.
I have a site on domain.com and I want to know the simplest way to 301 redirect either
domain.com/download or download.domain.com 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 ^ https://externalurlhere.com/downloadfile/1.0 [L,R=301]

But this doesnt work, am I missing a step?

1 Answer

Greetings!

We have a tutorial that may be helpful here:
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-temporary-and-permanent-redirects-with-apache-and-nginx

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

Redirect 301 /download https://externalurlhere.com/downloadfile/1.0

Jarland

by Justin Ellingwood
HTTP redirects are used to redirect web site visitors to new locations when they request content. These are useful for a variety of reasons, whether permanent or temporary. This guide will demonstrate how to redirect visitors using Apache and Nginx.
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