My question is how can I redirect a user to a domain if he uses an IP instead of the domain.

The website I’m asking about is on a LAMP server. I don’t know if it matters, but it uses a virtual host.

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Hi @Dantcho,

You can achieve this with a rewrite in an htaccess file in your website’s directory.

You will want to create an .htaccess file in that directory with the following (replacing the IP and domain with your own):

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^12\.34\.56\.789$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domainname.com/$1 [L,R=301]

Kind regards,
Kalin

  • This option worked only for home page. In sub pages having same issue. Please tell me the fix.

    • Hi @PrasadPDP,

      You should be able to do it like so :

      RewriteEngine On
      RewriteBase /
      RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^12\.34\.56\.789/$1
      RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.domainname.com/$1 [L,R=301]
      

      Having said that, please note you can generally do it from the Apache virtual configuration file for the server. From there you can specify the redirection rule as well.

First of all it worked, so thank you!

Something I want to make a note of for other people is that I had to edit the Apache config for the .htaccess file to work.

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