Forum Topic: How to redirect an entire site?

Forum: .htaccess Forum : Redirecting • Posted by eet • Updated:

I'm moving my files to a new domain, what is the best way to redirect all requests from, say, http://oldsite.com/ to http://newsite.com?

1 Reply to “How to redirect an entire site?”

Jeff Starr
Posted by Jeff Starr

There are two common scenarios for redirecting entire sites. First, if only the domain-name is changing and all files will be available on the new site, then use Redirect, like so:

Redirect 301 / http://newsite.com/

When included in the root .htaccess file of oldsite.com, that directive will redirect each request to the same resources at newsite.com.

The other common scenario when redirecting entire sites is the case where all requests are redirected to the homepage of newsite.com. For this, use RedirectMacth:

RedirectMatch 301 / http://newsite.com/

When included in the root .htaccess file of oldsite.com, that directive will redirect each request to http://newsite.com/, which is easily edited to be any URL you'd like.