Would you like to learn how to redirect a URL on Apache? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install the Apache server and create a rule to redirect a URL on a computer running Linux.

• Ubuntu 20
• Ubuntu 19
• Ubuntu 18
• Apache 2.4.41

In our example, the Apache server is hosting the website WWW.GAMEKING.TIPS.

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Tutorial Apache - URL redirection

Install the Apache server.

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Enable the required Apache modules.

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Edit the Apache configuration file for the desired website.

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Add the following lines to this configuration file.

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Use 301 for permanent redirection and 302 for temporary redirection.

Change this line to reflect your needs.

Here is the file, before our configuration.

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Here is the file, after our configuration.

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Restart the Apache service.

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In our example, the Apache server will redirect the test URL to the Google website.

From a remote Linux computer, try to access the redirected URL.

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Here is the command output.

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The Apache server will redirect the test URL to the Google website.

Congratulations! You successfully configured the URL redirection on the Apache server using MOD_REWRITE.

Tutorial Apache - URL redirection using MOD_REWRITE

Install the Apache server.

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Enable the required Apache modules.

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Edit the Apache configuration file for the desired website.

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Add the following lines to this configuration file.

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Use 301 for permanent redirection and 302 for temporary redirection.

Change this line to reflect your needs.

Here is the file, before our configuration.

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Here is the file, after our configuration.

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Restart the Apache service.

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In our example, the Apache server will redirect the test URL to the Google website.

From a remote Linux computer, try to access the redirected URL.

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Here is the command output.

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The Apache server will redirect the test URL to the Google website.

Congratulations! You successfully configured the URL redirection on the Apache server.

Tutorial Apache - URL redirection using HTACCESS

Install the Apache server.

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Enable the required Apache modules.

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Edit the Apache configuration file.

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Add the following lines at the end of the file.

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Create an HTACCESS file on the website directory.

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Add the following lines to this configuration file.

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Use 301 for permanent redirection and 302 for temporary redirection.

Change this line to reflect your needs.

There are multiple ways to perform the URL redirection.

Optionally, use the following configuration.

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Configure the correct file permission.

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Restart the Apache service.

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In our example, the Apache server will redirect the test URL to the Google website.

From a remote Linux computer, try to access the redirected URL.

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Here is the command output.

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The Apache server will redirect the test URL to the Google website.

Congratulations! You successfully configured the URL redirection using an HTACCESS file.