I have setup a simple htaccess redirect which looks like this (this is the whole .htaccess file):
Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On Redirect 301 /something http://something.com/something.php
If I then load the site which contains this .htaccess, ie, myredirectsite.com/something I end up with the following 404:
The requested URL /something was not found on this server. Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Server at myredirectsite.com Port 80
And the logs:
[Tue Jul 10 14:25:46 2012] [error] [client xx.xx.xxx.xx] File does not exist: /home/sites/scp/something
Something is not a file, and something does not exist. I have assumed I could use Redirect the same as a Rewrite but it looks like the redirect needs to be for a file that actually exists?
I created the file 'something' and it just attempts to load the blank file. No redirect.
What am I missing in getting this working?