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Jill has a MA in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

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How to redirect non-www to www in BlueHost Hosting

May 2nd, 2012

How to redirect non-www to www in BlueHost Hosting to try and improve your SEO performance. You need to do this in an .htaccess file.

Here’s what has worked for me:

RewriteEngine on

rewritecond %{http_host} ^coolexample.com [nc]

rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.coolexample.com/$1 [r=301,nc]

 

Create .htaccess (text) file and put at root directory level.

Now if someone leaves out the “www”, it will be put in, which is good for search engines. They don’t like to find the non-www and the www version, they want one or the other.

Jill
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J. Olkoski
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.



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