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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 22-Mar-13 22:46:06
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Plusnet Web Space - .htaccess options


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A client has a domain and web-space with Plusnet and I was trying to set-up a few .htaccess rules. None of which worked.

First I want to enable GZIP...I'm coming to the conclusion that GZIP is not available out-with the CCGI web-space. If this is so, is there a really good reason for that? To clarify, we're not talking masses of data, but one would think GZIP enabled as standard was the way to go. Had a sneaky suspicion that it doesn't hurt SEO either.

The other .htaccess rules are simple 301 redirects and rewrites for doing the following:

domain.co.uk becomes http://www.domain.co.uk
www.domain.co.uk - http://www.domain.co.uk
http://www.domain.co.uk/index or index.html becomes http://www.domain.co.uk
A second 'contact' page changes from /contact.html to /contact

It's really that simple, but I've tried a few different methods and none of the above have worked...have seen 500 errors and at one point when typing www.domain.co.uk I got a massive URL which was the real path via the server (should I have seen this?).

It may be that my re-write skills are out of practice, or given that all the options don't work, that Plusnet have some weird mod-rewrite block going on.

What's the deal?

Edit: Oh and the following doesn't work either:

Options - Indexes
Options All - Indexes

Had to use:

IndexIgnore *


Edit again: And the keep-alive in HTTP headers isn't setup.

~ Camieabz ~

All Connection Data ~ Some plusnet links

I've forgotten more about broadband than I care to remember.

Edited by camieabz (Sat 23-Mar-13 00:14:38)

Standard User desiguk
(learned) Mon 25-Mar-13 21:19:55
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Re: Plusnet Web Space - .htaccess options


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Hi camieabz,

Had a quick look on my ccgi server, and although zlib support is enabled, the output compression is disabled.

You can enable output compression on a site-by-site basis usually by putting the following command in the .htaccess file for the site:

php_flag zlib.output_compression on

NOTE: the zlib.output_compression_level is currently set to -1, which means it will be using the default compression level of 6 (from 0 to 9) - this is supposed to be the best compression without overloading a server, but if you have performance issues you may want to lower to something else like 4.

regarding the other questions, not sure why it didn't work for you, it's actually been a while since I actively used a .htaccess file on my ccgi site (it mostly just has some test web pages these days)

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 26-Mar-13 10:25:24
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Re: Plusnet Web Space - .htaccess options


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Cheers for the response mate, but to clarify...we're talking a non-CCGI site, so I need a PN rep to tell me about the config. I don't have the server access details to hand; just the FTP to htdocs details.

~ Camieabz ~

All Connection Data ~ Some plusnet links

I've forgotten more about broadband than I care to remember.


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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 26-Mar-13 10:39:21
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As a non customer you can't create an account on the Plusnet forums so I suggest posting in the usergroup forums where the experts there should pick it up http://usergroup.plus.net/forum/
Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Tue 26-Mar-13 13:45:35
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In reply to a post by Oldjim:
As a non customer you can't create an account on the Plusnet forums so I suggest posting in the usergroup forums where the experts there should pick it up http://usergroup.plus.net/forum/


Er, if camieabz ISP is still PN doesn't that make him a customer? smile

Alastair

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 26-Mar-13 13:48:04
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How would I know that - as the question isn't about his account
Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Tue 26-Mar-13 19:56:22
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Your right Oldjim,sorry, I misread the post ..... looks like it's time for me to visit Specsavers.

Alastair

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Standard User Wagstaff
(committed) Tue 26-Mar-13 23:57:00
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In reply to a post by Oldjim:
How would I know that - as the question isn't about his account

If his client has a domain and web-space with Plusnet, doesn't that make him a customer?

Wagstaff


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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 27-Mar-13 17:31:57
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Still no response from a rep then?

~ Camieabz ~

All Connection Data ~ Some plusnet links

I've forgotten more about broadband than I care to remember.
Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 27-Mar-13 18:01:54
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You probably won't get a useful one which is why I suggested the user forums either the UserGroup or, if you can use the login of the account the main forums
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