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301 redirect

Posted: October 29, 2010 in Internet, Networking, Server
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In some situations, we have to make some manual configurations in IIS in order to implement a customers 301 redirect requests. Here are some types of requests that require manual configurations:

* The customer wants to setup a 301 redirect for a domain alias
* The customer wants to setup a 301 redirect for http://www.domain.com to point to domain.com

In order to setup the redirect, please follow these steps:

1. Open the IIS MMC
2. Browse to the existing site in IIS.
3. Right click on the site. Select Properties.
4. Click Advanced. Remove any host headers from the URL that we will be configuring 301 redirects on.
5. Right click on Web Sites. Select New Web Site.
* The description should be 301_URL_being_redirected_primary_domain (ex 301_www.domain.com_domain.com)
* The IP address should match the IP address of the host header(s) you removed above.
* The host header should match the host header you removed above.
* Enter the path as c:\inetpub\wwwroot
6. Now, right click on the newly created site, select properties.
7. Under the home directory tab, select “A redirection to a URL”. Redirect to the URL specified by the customer. Check “A permanent redirection for this resource”
* Make sure the checkbox “The exact URL entered above” is _NOT_ checked.
8. Under the Web Site tab, click advanced. Setup any additional host headers required.
9. If the main web site has a dedicated IP address: You will also need to setup host headers for the dedicated IP address on the 301 site you created above.

For a working example of this, please check WEHOST8 sites 301_coptool.com_ohiopowertool.com and ohiopowertool.com. For this particular example, the customer wanted requests to coptool.com and http://www.coptool.com to be redirected to http://www.ohiopowertool.com, and the domain also had a dedicated IP address.

301 Redirect

301 redirect is the most efficient and Search Engine Friendly method for webpage redirection. It’s not that hard to implement and it should preserve your search engine rankings for that particular page. If you have to change file names or move pages around, it’s the safest option. The code “301” is interpreted as “moved permanently”.

You can Test your redirection with Search Engine Friendly Redirect Checker

Below are a Couple of methods to implement URL Redirection

IIS Redirect

1. Server -> run -> Inetmgr [iis]

2. Right click a domain that you want to redirect -> properties

3.

Choose home directory

4. Select redirection to the URL and enter the URL in the text box

5. Apply and press ok. Thats all. iisreset to reflect the changes if its not working.

ColdFusion Redirect

<.cfheader statuscode=”301″ statustext=”Moved permanently”>
<.cfheader name=”Location” value=”http://www.new-url.com”&gt;

PHP Redirect

<?
Header( “HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently” );
Header( “Location: http://www.new-url.com&#8221; );
?>

ASP Redirect

<%@ Language=VBScript %>
<%
Response.Status=”301 Moved Permanently”
Response.AddHeader “Location”,”http://www.new-url.com/&#8221;
%>

ASP .NET Redirect

<script runat=”server”>
private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
Response.Status = “301 Moved Permanently”;
Response.AddHeader(“Location”,”http://www.new-url.com&#8221;);
}
</script>

JSP (Java) Redirect

<%
response.setStatus(301);
response.setHeader( “Location”, “http://www.new-url.com/&#8221; );
response.setHeader( “Connection”, “close” );
%>

CGI PERL Redirect

$q = new CGI;
print $q->redirect(“http://www.new-url.com/&#8221;);

Ruby on Rails Redirect

def old_action
headers[“Status”] = “301 Moved Permanently”
redirect_to “http://www.new-url.com/&#8221;
end

Redirect Old domain to New domain (htaccess redirect)

Create a .htaccess file with the below code, it will ensure that all your directories and pages of your old domain will get correctly redirected to your new domain.
The .htaccess file needs to be placed in the root directory of your old website (i.e the same directory where your index file is placed)

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

Please REPLACE http://www.newdomain.com in the above code with your actual domain name.

In addition to the redirect I would suggest that you contact every backlinking site to modify their backlink to point to your new website.

Note* This .htaccess method of redirection works ONLY on Linux servers having the Apache Mod-Rewrite moduled enabled.

Redirect to www (htaccess redirect)

Create a .htaccess file with the below code, it will ensure that all requests coming in to domain.com will get redirected to http://www.domain.com
The .htaccess file needs to be placed in the root directory of your old website (i.e the same directory where your index file is placed)

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
rewritecond %{http_host} ^domain.com [nc]
rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.domain.com/$1 [r=301,nc]

Please REPLACE domain.com and http://www.newdomain.com with your actual domain name.

Note* This .htaccess method of redirection works ONLY on Linux servers having the Apache Mod-Rewrite moduled enabled.

How to Redirect HTML

Please refer to section titled ‘How to Redirect with htaccess’, if your site is hosted on a Linux Server and ‘IIS Redirect’, if your site is hosted on a Windows Server.

Type the following code and save it as index.php

<?php

   header( 'Location: http://www.yoursite.com/new_page.html' ) ;

?>

In the location section, add the domain that you want to redirect it. For example, if you have a.com and want it to redirect it to b.com, type b.com in the location section.

more info from here:-

http://www.webconfs.com/how-to-redirect-a-webpage.php

MICROSOFT GUIDE – translate-htaccess-content-to-iis-webconfig

http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/557/translate-htaccess-content-to-iis-webconfig/
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/557/translate-htaccess-content-to-iis-webconfig/