URL Rewriting for Beginners
A beginner's guide to URL rewriting, with plenty of examples. Introduction URL rewriting can be one of the best and quickest ways to improve the usability and search friendliness of your site. It can also be the source of near-unending misery and suffering. Definitely worth playing carefully with it - lots of testing is recommended. With great power comes great responsibility, and all that. There are several other guides on the web already, that may suit your needs better than this one. Apache URL Rewriting Guide - The best guide around Before reading on, you may find it helpful to have the mod_rewrite cheat sheet and/or the regular expressions cheat sheet handy. What is "URL Rewriting"? Most dynamic sites include variables in their URLs that tell the site what information to show the user. The problems with this kind of URL structure are that the URL is not at all memorable. Clearly a much cleaner and shorter URL. Now we're getting somewhere. Platforms and Tools Basic URL Rewriting number} .