Redirect IP to domain name

October 10, 2019 74 views
Apache

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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  • I had same problem on my website. Took awhile to fix it. You me have to check whynopadlock website to diagonise the problem

2 Answers

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

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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