08 Jun 10 11:30 pm
I suggest that you do a little research on the .htaccess file before touching it if you're not sure what it is, otherwise you could mess stuff up if there is already existing configuration.
Once the redirect is setup correctly, what it is basically saying is that no matter how someone or some link points to your page:
when visited, it will automatically be converted to the "standard" that you specify, so if you specify "http://www.yoursite.com" , yoursite.com will automatically become that. This is actually a good thing to cut down on duplicate content as well. Any existing links will not be broken.
Hope this all makes sense.
Last edited by sydney
on 15 Jun 10 2:58 am, edited 2 times in total.
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