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How to redirect https://www.example.com to https://example.com ?

Posted December 12, 2019 490 views
DigitalOcean

ı have a Canonicalization error. when ı test it in seositecheckup. How can ı resolve this ?

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Do you use Nginx, Apache, or something else?

Hi @kocaeli,

Depending on the Web Service you are using - Apache or Nginx the redirection rules are configured differently.

Nginx

If you are using Nginx, you’ll need to add the following block of code in your site’s Nginx configuration

server {
    server_name www.example.com;
    return 301 $scheme://example.com$request_uri;
}

DigitalOcean has a pretty good article on how to do that here - https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-redirect-www-to-non-www-with-nginx-on-centos-7

Apache

If you are using Apache, the redirection would need to be done in an .htaccess file located in your website’s directory.

You can add the following to the .htaccess file in order for the redirection to work

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.*)$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,L]

That’s it, you now have examples for both WebServices and you should be good to go!

Regards,
KDSys

by Mitchell Anicas
This tutorial will show you how to redirect a www URL to non-www, e.g. `www.example.com` to `example.com`, with Nginx on CentOS 7. We will also show you how to redirect in the other direction, from a non-www URL to www.

I am using

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.yourdomain.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://yourdomain.com/$1 [L,R=301]

You can use this code to redirect the www URL to a non-www URL.

edited by MattIPv4
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