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How to Create Rewrite Rule in web.config

If you need a domain URL redirection from yourdomain.com to www.testdomain.com or vise versa, you can do something like this:\r\n\r\nPlace either of these (depending on what you’d like done. And edit to match your domain) inside the <system.webServer></system.webServer> tags in the web.config of the domain.\r\n

<rewrite><rules>\r\n<rule name=”Add WWW prefix” >\r\n<match url=”(.*)” ignoreCase=”true” />\r\n<conditions>\r\n<add input=”{HTTP_HOST}” pattern=”^testdomain\.com” />\r\n</conditions>\r\n<action type=”Redirect” url=”http://www.testdomain.com/{R:1}”\r\nredirectType=”Permanent” />\r\n</rule>

\r\n—————–\r\n

<rule name=”Remove WWW prefix” >\r\n<match url=”(.*)” ignoreCase=”true” />\r\n<conditions>\r\n<add input=”{HTTP_HOST}” pattern=”^www\.testdomain\.com” />\r\n</conditions>\r\n<action type=”Redirect” url=”http://yourdomain.com/{R:1}”\r\nredirectType=”Permanent” />\r\n</rule>\r\n</rules></rewrite>

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Note: This is applicable on websites hosted on IIS 7.0 or 7.5 (on Windows Server 2008).

2 comments to How to Create Rewrite Rule in web.config

  • Abaid
    Google Chrome 9.0.597.98 Google Chrome 9.0.597.98 Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/9.0.597.98 Safari/534.13

    This does not work on IIS 6.0. This is only for IIS 7.0, please write it down at the top of the post.

  • Google Chrome 9.0.597.98 Google Chrome 9.0.597.98 Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/9.0.597.98 Safari/534.13

    It’s updated.\nThank you Abaid, I appreciate your contribution, really.\n