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GoDaddy: uploading a .htaccess file


I am trying to get a .htaccess (to redirect non-www to www) file to work on my GoDaddy web server. I created a .htaccess file and uploaded it to my root directory. When I load it directly into the /, it gives a 500 server error.

So I created a .htacess directory (in the root), and tried loading it there. It does not work, i.e., my website is visible, but no redirect. Note: I waited an hour for the server to cache=nothing.

Here is the code I Used:

Options +FollowSymLinks (I tried with and without this line)

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example\.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301, L]

Of course, I put my site in where it says "example."

I checked the URL of the access file an it reads:
ftp://websiteowner@xx.xx.xxx.xxx/.htaccess (my GoDaddy account)

Any suggestions on why nothing is working?


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RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com$
RewriteRule ^\/?$ "http\:\/\/www\.example\.com\/"

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Tried this, and it appeared to work. But after several refreshes, nothing happens.

I assumed you meant to put it in the root "/" in my present .htacess directory minus the present contents, and without the "Options +FollowSymLinks" clause.


I believe it was a server side problem. Tech did some things on their end. The original code (slightly modified) is now working.

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