[solved] Activating htaccess on Godaddy

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[solved] Activating htaccess on Godaddy

Postby jll » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:52 am

I got it to work somehow


I have a site at:


but I need to rewrite all requests to the URL above from:


I have created an '.htaccess' file with the following:

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www. [NC]
RewriteRule .* http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

However, nothing is happening. So I checked godaddy support and their docs say:

Mod_rewrite is an Apache web server module installed on all of our Linux severs by default; it does not have to be installed or enabled. Our Linux hosting accounts support most mod_rewrite functionality. You will not need to enable mod_rewrite in your httpd.conf, as this is handled at a global level. All you will need to do is add the desired code to the body of your .htaccess file. NOTE:The .htaccess file containing the rewrite rules must be in the same directory as the target files.

However, I don't have access to any httpd.conf and can't figure out through googling how to create a safe one?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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