Edit an .htaccess File

Use RapidWeaver's built-in publishing engine to edit files on your web server.

To edit a .htaccess file, go to your publishing setup in RapidWeaver, and towards the bottom of the panel, you'll see a button named "Edit .htaccess File" — This will search for your .htaccess file on your web server and preset it in a window ready for editing.

From here you can make changes to your .htaccess file, along with adding a comment for the change you are about to make.

You can roll back to a previous .htaccess file by using the Versions" drop-down menu in the editor window.

Redirect Examples

Here's an example of redirecting a page. The following code will redirect users trying to access the "/original-page/" to the "/new-page/".

Redirect 301 /original-page/ /new-page/

If we added the above code to the Realmac Software .htaccess file it would redirect users from this page: https://www.realmacvsoftware.com/original-page/ to this page: https://www.realmacvsoftware.com/new-page/

Redirect with Match

The following example will redirect all subpage URLs from the "/helpdesk/" folder to /support.

RedirectMatch 301 ^/helpdesk(.*)$ /support

What's a 301 redirect?

A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect to the redirected page. 301 refers to the HTTP status code for this type of redirect. In most instances, the 301 redirect is the best method for implementing redirects on a website.

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