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to www or not to www [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the point in having "www" in a URL? Should I use www in front of a URL or not? Some sites say we should and some say the opposite. Pros Cons If there is no www ...
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Why is "www" still used in a URL? [duplicate]

I know how www.example.com can be different from example.com. But is there really a need? Most of the time we end up setting both, www.example.com and example.com to the same IP. Is it still used only ...
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Why do we still use "www" in URLs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the point in having “www” in a URL? Why do we prepend our URLs with "www", isn't http:// enough? Its clearly not necessarily because it is omissible. However there is ...
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A record for www [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the point in having “www” in a URL? My present DNS configuration for my website's A record is as below Name Value --------------------------- example.com ...
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How to generically remove the www of the domain in nginx?

I have a server config in nginx which matches several domains: server { server_name example1.com example2.com example3.com; # ... } And I would like to redirect the www versions to the ...
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Redirect www from DNS records

Related to this question: What’s the point in having “www” in a URL? How can I do a “www” redirection form a DNS record level? I don’t want to tweak apache or IIS to achieve this.
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Setting up CloudFront CDN on a cookieless root domain

I have recently set up an AWS S3 bucket for my site's static content, along w/ a CloudFront distribution for my CDN. I have this working using a sub-domain. However, after running YSlow, I realized ...
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Using naked domain in apache, no "www" on domain in httpd.conf

Incredibly there is no good tutorial or easy reference guide for using naked domains (no subdomain) as the primary URI online that I could find. I'm trying to configure this to happen in my httpd....
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zone apex, alternative to A record?

I am running a small hosting service and from time to time I have a new user using cloudflare. To use cloudflare users 1) copy the DNS zone via the cloudflare interface 2) set cloudflare ...
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Website address with or without www?

Should we automatically convert www.example.com/abc.htm to example.com/abc.htm or vice-versa on the server side? Because user may type the site address with without www. Which is better? EDIT: I'm ...
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How to set up hosting on Heroku and email forwarders on a WHM (cPanel)?

I'm using DNSimple for managing my records, hosting my site at Heroku and I want to use a Linux WHM (cPanel) for managing emails forwarding. Hosting works, but I'm having a hard time getting emails ...
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force all urls to www and force domain to non-www

I was trying to force my domain to redirect without www and could success through this code: .htaccess: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.domain\.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*) http://domain.com/$1 [R=301,...
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