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PHP Enhancing a Simple PHP Application Cleaning URLs with Rewrite Rules Redirecting Old Web Addresses

Leigh Maher
Leigh Maher
21,830 Points

Rewrite Rule or 301 redirect?

When you just want to redirect an old url to a new one, what's the difference between those two? If there's no difference, wouldn't it be easier to use the latter?

Instead of something like this: RewriteRule ^receipt.php$ receipt/ [R=301,L]

Do this: Redirect 301 /receipt.php http://localhost/receipts/

2 Answers

Both directives are essentially the same thing and I would recommend the second directive because it is more succinct.