Michael Michael - 1 month ago 8
Apache Configuration Question

Redirect to same path on new domain

Hi I've got a new domain and want to redirect my users to the new domain's equivalent path.

So if they go on: oldsite.com/money.php?value=1

Then it should direct them to: newsite.com/money.php?value=1

I have the same header.php for all the pages, so can this be done with a simple php line?

Answer

I will give you 2 functions which could be useful for some other thing;

function currentURL() {
     $pageURL = 'http';
     ($_SERVER["SERVER_PORT"] === 443) ? $pageURL .= "s" : '';
     $pageURL .= "://";
     if ($_SERVER["SERVER_PORT"] != "80") {
      $pageURL .= $_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"].":".$_SERVER["SERVER_PORT"].$_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"];
     } else {
      $pageURL .= $_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"].$_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"];
     }
     return $pageURL;
 }


function redirect2NewDomain () {
$url = currentURL();
if(filter_var($url, FILTER_VALIDATE_URL, FILTER_FLAG_HOST_REQUIRED) === FALSE) {
   return false;
}
# Get the url parts
$parts = parse_url($url);
Header( "Location : {$parts['scheme']}://{$parts['host']}" );
}

Ofcourse using .htaccess is much more easier and will be better for SEO;

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L] 

I hope this helps