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Example code for common .htaccess rewrite commands

September 10, 2019

Common .htaccess rewrite commands

Attention: Do not attempt to edit your .htaccess file if you have no previous experience, or you can significantly degrade your site.

Force SSL for the entire site or directory

RewriteEngine On                                     
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off                             
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}  

Rewrite base directory into a sub-directory

RewriteEngine On 
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?example\.com$ [NC] 
RewriteRule ^$ http://%{HTTP_HOST}/subfolder/index.php [R,L]

Route requests through PHP-based dispatcher

RewriteEngine On 
RewriteBase / 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/dispatcher.php 
RewriteRule (.*) /dispatcher.php%{REQUEST_URI} [L]
Jason Dobry