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I'm trying to optimise my site for SEO and it seems as though their is a 302 direct in action for the http requests.

I'm hosting my app on a Tomcat 6 server which lies behind an Apache 2 server. I use the ProxyPass method ( to forward all requests to port 8080 (the port my app is hosted on). I've seen a lot of advice on how to set the redirect type when using the VirtualHost method but none to do with ProxyPass.

The app is a Struts app that forwards users on to index.jsp when they hit the base url. Could this also be the issue?

I'm grateful for any help on this one! Cheers!

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I'm not sure how to do this on struts, but you could do this on apache side.

In your configuration file, near ProxyPass directive add following:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^/$ /index.jsp [R=301,L]
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