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How can i redirect all requests to index_main.php to index.php through .htaccess?

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Do you mean "from index_main.php to index.php"?

If answer is yes then

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^/index_main\.php$ index.php [L]


To change index file, use DirectoryIndex directive:

DirectoryIndex index_main.php
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I mean i have a page called index_main.php, i want this page to open when someone types my website url, but i want the url to appear as and not . how can that be achieved? – Amna Ahmed Jul 11 '12 at 8:20
Oh. Updated answer. – hangover Jul 11 '12 at 9:23

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