Question

Redirect domain.com to www.domain.com

  • Posted on September 3, 2014
  • ImpalooAsked by Impaloo

Hey. I’m trying to implement a permanent redirect from domain.com to www.domain.com.

This is how my .conf file looks like.

/etc/apache2/sites-available/domain.com.conf

<VirtualHost *:80 *:443>
        ServerName www.domain.com
        ServerAdmin william@domain.com

        DocumentRoot /var/www/domain.com/public_html

        ErrorLog /var/www/domain.com/logs/error.log
        CustomLog /var/www/domain.com/logs/access.log combined
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerName domain.com
        Redirect permanent / http://www.domain.com
</VirtualHost>
<VirtualHost *:443>
        ServerName domain.com
        Redirect permanent / https://www.domain.com
</VirtualHost>

This doesn’t work. It works if I want to achieve the opposite (www.domain.com to domain.com) however - obviously after changing a few things.

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You can set up an CNAME record through the DigitalOcean DNS panel. To add a CNAME record, first click on the domain that you’d like to edit

Once you’ve done that, click the Add Record button

From there, select the CNAME Record button and enter a name for the record. The CNAME records point to a site’s canonical name. When entering your CNAME record, enter what you need the record to look up in the Name field, and then add the record it resolves to in the Hostname field.

In Name: www In Hostname: @

and this will do the work

www.domain.com