.htaccess rewrite

can someone help me with an .htaccess rewrite?

i'm trying to convert all requests to "/?spot=8888" to be "/locations/



Try this .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^\/locations\/(.*)$ /?spot=$1

That didn't work (and appears to be backwards). I tried the following
w/ no luck...

RewriteRule ^\/?spot=(.*)$ /locations/$1
RewriteRule ^\/?spot=(.*)$ /locations/$1 [R=301,L]
RewriteRule /?spot=(.*)$ /locations/$1 [R=301,L]

This is also for a subdomain under Rails...


guys even my problem is somewhat related to the same as currently hosted my application on bluehost which is running on port 12004. so when every i try to access my site “http:///www.mydomain.com” its redirect me to “http://mydomain.com:12004” so if some one guide me that will be very helpful thanks…


@abhishek - you can catch all traffic on a port and redirect like this
(but beware of an infinite loop)...

RewriteCond '%{SERVER_PORT}" "^12004$"
RewriteRule "^(.*)$" "http://%{SERVER_NAME}$1" [R=301,L]

Anyone able to help me with a redirect from "/?spot=8888" to "/
locations/8888"? Simple yet elusive :frowning:

Hey thanks sav but still no success…
RewriteRule ^$ index.html [QSA]
RewriteRule ^([^.]+)$ $1.html [QSA]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ dispatch.cgi [QSA,L]
RewriteCond '%{SERVER_PORT}" “^12004$”

RewriteRule “^(.*)$” “http://%{SERVER_NAME}$1” [R=301,L]

This is my .htaccess setting and seriously no idea… wat to do… new in deployment.
Note i don’t have an root access… the only file which i can editi s .htaccess and other files from public folder…

Thanks sav if you can help me

Abhishek Shukla

You probably want to turn on/up rewrite logging for more information
on /why/ you're having "no luck", instead of guessing :slight_smile:

Something like:

RewriteLog "/usr/local/apache-httpd-2.2.9/logs/rewrite.log"
RewriteLogLevel 3

See the httpd docs for more info.


Hey Hassan,
Thanks for reply the main issue is that i don’t have an access to apache folder currently my application running on Bluehost with a dedicated IP address. And even i am not able to access rewrite.log file as well :frowning: so that is why my is screwed up… So please guys help me…

Abhishek shukla

You should be able to set this up through .htaccess with logging
set to go to a directory you have write permissions to.