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URL Masking with .htaccess

URL Masking with .htaccess

The following method will allow you to mask a certain part of your website’s address.

For example, when someone opens up:

http://yourdomain.com/something

the actual content that will be displayed can be the one under:

http://yourdomain.com/something/else

although the URL in the visitor’s address bar will still remain http://yourdomain.com/something.

To achieve this, add rules similar to the ones below into your website’s .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^something/?$ /something/else/

Make sure to substitute something and else which the actual directories that you are using on your website.

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