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How To Redirect www to non-www OR non-www to www with Apache

1. Configure DNS Records

In order to set up the desired redirect, www.example.com to example.com or vice versa, you must have an A record for each name.

2. Enable the mod_rewrite module

 a2enmod rewrite

3.1 Update site.conf or .htaccess file ( www to non-www)

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.yoursite.com 
RewriteRule (.*) http://yoursite.com/$1 [R=301,L]

3.2 Update site.conf or .htaccess file ( non-www to www)

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^yoursite.com 
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.yoursite.com/$1 [R=301,L]

Example

<VirtualHost *:80>

ServerName example.net
Documentroot /var/www/html/

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.yoursite.com 
RewriteRule (.*) http://yoursite.com/$1 [R=301,L]

</VirtualHost>

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