Hiding file extension in url

28 November 2017, 11:25
Hi Hugo,
I want to know whether we can hide file extension like .php , .html using url tool kit. Here is the whole idea lets say client type in the browser so with this url should be converted to and execute and finally on client browser it should only show as url. Is it possible with url rewrite show me an example if it is possible.
Hugo Leisink
28 November 2017, 11:27
The best way to do this, is by using a single index.php as the entry point for every request. Let that index.php do the routing (including and executing other PHP files) base on the request uri ($_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"]). You can use the following UrlToolkit to do the rewriting:
UrlToolkit {
ToolkitID = my_toolkit
RequestURI exists Return
Match .* Rewrite /index.php

Protect the other PHP files from being requested directly, by placing them outside the website root or by checking for a constant which was set in index.php. You could also prevent it via an UrlToolkit rule, to be placed before the last rule:
  Match \.php DenyAccess
28 November 2017, 13:23
Hugo the thing is client should not know that i am using php
Hugo Leisink
28 November 2017, 13:32
Why not? What's the risk of a client knowing you're using PHP? If you use the rewriting as described above, it hides the PHP extension. Also, don't forget to set expose_php to no in php.ini.
29 November 2017, 07:45
Thanks Hugo it is working
30 November 2017, 04:13
Hi Hugo
I used a set of regular expression that suits my need and it is hiding the file extensions and redirecting it perfectly.
Thanks a lot Hugo for the url tool kit it is really very simple to use and works perfectly.
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