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Apache redirect IP requests to domain name

At times Apache is configured to serve a site through IP address as well. For a production site with proper domain and things this could affect SEO due to content duplication.

Quick fix for the same could be to have a redirect rule in .htaccess file which comes by default in most of the web applications.

The below rewrite will do the trick,

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^74\.127\.228\.193$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [L,R=301]

The first line checks if the request is posted through IP address while the second line redirects to domain name on match.

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