How to redirect old url to new url using htaccess, php and meta


If you move your site without loosing your search engine ranking and incoming links then following script will be helping you

Your OLD URL is :
and you want to redirect it on new url like
New Rewrite URL:

then you have to use below script in your .htaccess file
Below script is a rewrite URL htaccess

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/request-a-quote.html$
RewriteRule .* /contact-us.html [L,R=301]

if you open old url then it will be redirect to new url.

Or, if you simply want to redirect all URLs from the old domain to a specific page on the new domain
then add this to the root .htaccess file on the old domain:

RedirectMatch 301 /

Redirect from one file type to another

If you want to change the extension of your web pages, Like .php to .html and file names remaining the same then add below script to your .htaccess:

RedirectMatch 301 /(.*)\.php$1.html

Removing file extension via .htaccess

If you have the following URLs for your website:

However, you would like to hide file extensions from the end users, and allow them to access to the files using the following URLs:

then you have to use following in your .htaccess file

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}\.html -f
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ $1.html
# Replace html with your file extension, eg: html, php, asp

Alternate redirect methods via meta tag

Redirect via tag in the document. below meta tag add after your head tag in your html

<head><meta http-equiv="refresh" content="3; url=">

Alternate redirect methods via PHP

To redirect via PHP, add following code in your file:

     header ('HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently');
     header( "" );

Will be add more blog about htaccess file.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at Jainish Senjaliya

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