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I would like to put up a "Site under maintenance" page, so that every URL request is shown this page.

What is the correct way to write a .htaccess file to do this?

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RewriteEngine on

RewriteRule .* under_construction.html [L]

This will make any URL show the under_construction.html file. It does not use redirection, all pages have their content ignored.

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