How do I create my own url parser using Apache?

I heard that it can be done with a web.config

. I want to do it like this, for example my url

can go to


can redirect to another url stored in the database with a hash u3Hiu

as the key, or if something goes wrong and the internal structure of the file appears as

(something which happens to GoDaddy's servers for whatever reason) it will change it to its intended URL

before it exposes the user.

Since I've never done this before, could you also explain why you gave the answer you did?


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A few Apache mod_rewrite rules in your httpd.conf servers or in your .htaccess file, most of what you want will execute in your htdocs directory, for example

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase  /

# Default Rule - for non physical objects (not a file or directory): 
# Internally rewrite (user won't see the URL) to /index.php
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^ /index.php [L]

#If the Browser request contains a .php, instruct the browser to remove it.
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST}      \.php      [NC]
RewriteRule ^/?(.*)\.php$       http://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1         [R=301,NC,L]

# Specific rule
RewriteRule ^/?site   /help.php?section=site 


Masking real filesystem objects won't be perfect and a little pointless as the user just needs to right-click and view the source on any served page to get the actual URLs.



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