Common .htaccess settings to optimize your website

These are snippets for your .htaccess file, comments are after the # hash tags and explain what each snippet does.

Replace “” with your actual website, of course!

# www on all URLs.
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [L,R=301]
# Switch to HTTPS version of the site.
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !on
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]
# Ensure all web addresses have a trailing slash.
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(.*)/$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1/ [L,R=301]

The “L” in the square brackets tells the server if your rule is fulfilled with a match that is the “Last” directive to follow. The “R” stands for “Redirect” and allows you the option of defining what kind of redirect, typically, this is a 301 Permanent Move.

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