I needed to redirect some posts from an old blog to posts on this wiki/blog/notebook, but I didn't want to lose any Google page rank accumulated by the old blog. After a quick investigation, I found the way to do it on my hosted Apache system.

  1. Edit (or create) a file in the root directory of website with filename ".htaccess" -- NOTE: the period (.) preceeding the "htaccess" is vital.
  2. Add this into the .htaccess file:

    redirect 301 /old/old.html http://www.you.com/new.html

NOTE: Be sure to omit the "http://" in the old file path

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