Remove www from url


#1

So i have a rails app running in 2.0.2 and I would like to know if
anyone can point me in the right direction on how to remove the www
from the url. so if someone goes to www.mydomain.com it will forward
them to mydomain.com. I am running nginx, and thin, not sure if I do
it in routes, in my nginx config file…? let me know if anyone has
any insight to this. thanks.


#2

Dan P. wrote:

So i have a rails app running in 2.0.2 and I would like to know if
anyone can point me in the right direction on how to remove the www
from the url. so if someone goes to www.mydomain.com it will forward
them to mydomain.com. I am running nginx, and thin, not sure if I do
it in routes, in my nginx config file…? let me know if anyone has
any insight to this. thanks.

AFAIK this is purely a web server/DNS configuration issue and has
nothing to do with Rails.


#3

The best way to do this is through a .htaccess file. That will do it
with only 3 or 4 lines of code. A quick google search will get you
what you need.

Sean McGilvray

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On Feb 23, 2009, at 4:57 PM, Robert W.
<removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#4

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Dan P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

So i have a rails app running in 2.0.2 and I would like to know if
anyone can point me in the right direction on how to remove the www
from the url. so if someone goes to www.mydomain.com it will forward
them to mydomain.com. I am running nginx, and thin, not sure if I do
it in routes, in my nginx config file…? let me know if anyone has
any insight to this. thanks.

Dan,

For apache:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.example.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://example.com$1 [R=301,L]

For nginx:

#rewrites http://www.example.com/foo => http://example.com/foo
if ($host ~* www\.(.*)) {
  set $host_without_www $1;
  rewrite ^(.*)$ http://$host_without_www$1 permanent; # $1

contains ‘/foo’, not ‘www.example.com/foo
}

Good luck!

Cheers,
Robby


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#5

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Robby R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

For apache:

Forgot to mention that RewriteEngine needs to be turned on. Example: :slight_smile:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.planetargon\.com$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://planetargon.com$1 [R=301,L]

  }

Cheers,
Robby


Robby R.
Chief Evangelist, Partner

PLANET ARGON, LLC
design // development // hosting w/Ruby on Rails

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