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    Redirects and SSH Certs

    Disclaimer: I have looked at the mod-rewrite sticky.

    What is the PREFERED method to directing www.MyDomain.com and MyDomain.com to the same directory?

    Should this be combined with forced HTTPS?

    Not that I have anything that man-in-middle or some such hack would be tasty to lurking data hackers, but it seems "best practice" that if one has a SSH cert, force the use of it?

    if I can put it all in my httpd.conf, that seems the way to go, I don't really want to have to look all over Hell and gone for .htaccess files I might or might not have written and forgot about, in the past that has lead me to have weird Apache problems hidden in .htaccess files I'd forgot about.
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    Make the virtualhost support both the www and non-www versions (via a ServerName and ServerAlias), then use mod_rewrite to redirect one to the other. Anything you can put in a .htaccess you can put (with a slight performance gain) in httpd.conf too.

    Forced HTTPS is a separate but overlapping issue. You should do it.

    By "SSH cert" I assume you mean SSL cert? Yes, if you have it then you should use it. That's the point of having it in the first place.

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