Date: 30-07-07 13:27
> Thanks for your reply. I do indeed appreciate your time and
> suggestions. I tried the "Redirect permanent" statement you
> suggested. However, server complained that"
> "Starting httpd: Syntax error on line 31 of
> URL to redirect to is missing
It appears you are not using FreeBSD there....
> So then I added the "/" then "/index" for the directory to look
> Redirect permanent / http://www.mysite.org/
> Redirect permanent /index http://www.mysite.org/
I expected to see https there, not http.
> The results were that index page never loaded.
> Also, according to the initial artice I read on
> wouldn't the Redirect permanent be a major peformance hit?
I guess you have to define major....
AFAIK, you don't want any traffic on http. You want it all on https. Correct?
> The website I work on is a heavy traffic site.
> Redirects vs rewrites
> When should you use a redirect? When should you use a rewrite?
> If the file is on the same website, you should use a rewrite.
> If the file is on another server, you should use a redirect.
> Why? A simple answer is bandwidth. A redirect sends the new
> URL back to the client and the client must reissue the URL
> request, which creates more traffic. With a rewrite, the
> original request is satisfied and a new URL is returned along
> with the new file. The client does not have to reissue
https is another website. It is not the same website as http.