Rewriting Non WWW to WWW URL (Single Domain)

IIS URL Rewrite Rules
This article applies only to Windows 2008-2012 servers with IIS7/IIS8 (sites hosted on our raptor13 or newer). It explains how to use the IIS Rewrite Module to direct incoming traffic for http://domainname.com to http://www.domainname.com, a popular thing to do for SEO.

Step 1: Download the web.config file from your site root folder.

Step 2: Open this file in your favorite text editor and insert the following redirection code inside the <configuration> tags.

<system.webServer>
    <rewrite>
        <rules>
        <clear />
        <rule name="WWW Rewrite" enabled="true">
            <match url="(.*)" />
            <conditions>
                <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" negate="true" pattern="^www\.([.a-zA-Z0-9]+)$" />
            </conditions>
            <action type="Redirect" url="http://www.{HTTP_HOST}/{R:0}" appendQueryString="true" redirectType="Permanent" />
        </rule>
        </rules>
    </rewrite>
<system.webServer>


Step 3: Save the file and upload it back to your FTP


If if the <system.webServer> already exists in your web.config place the code minus the <system.webServer> tags inside the existing tag structure.

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