For sites that have moved, we do not put in an apache redirect
and a log file.
What we recommend to you is the following:
- Make a backup of your site's files.
- Remove all the files and subdirectories from the site.
- Create a new index.html:
This site has moved
In 10 seconds, your browser should take you to the new location
You can make this page as pretty as you like, but for search
engines, stick to plain html and basic static images. Note:
the 'content="10"' in the 'meta' tag signifies 10 seconds delay
until the refresh. You can set this to anything, even 0. Google and
other search engines are smart enough to see the meta tag and then
only index the new site.
- Create a custom error page so that any request for any page in
the old site will display the page you created in step #3 and then
get redirected to the new site. Create a file called ".htaccess".
Note that there is a period (.) at the beginning of the filename,
and not at the end. This file should contain one line:
with the path to your index.html that you created in step #3.