Redirecting your Joomla 5 site URL from 'www' to non-'www' URLs with .htaccess

Certainly, if you're running a Joomla 5 site and want to redirect from 'www' to non-'www' URLs, you can achieve this by modifying the .htaccess file. Here's a simplified step-by-step guide:

Please make sure to back up your .htaccess file and your website before making any changes to it.

Access Your Server: Log in to your web server or hosting account.

Locate Your Joomla Root Directory: Navigate to the root directory of your Joomla 5 website using FTP or your hosting control panel.

Edit Your .htaccess File: If you don't already have a .htaccess file, you can create one. Otherwise, edit your existing .htaccess file.

Add the Redirect Code: Inside your .htaccess file, add the following code to redirect from 'www' to non-'www' URLs:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.yourwebsite\.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://yourwebsite.com/$1 [L,R=301]

Replace 'yourwebsite.com' with your actual domain name.

Save and Upload: Save the changes to your .htaccess file and upload it back to your Joomla 5 site's root directory.

Test the Redirection: Try accessing your site with 'www' in the URL. You should be automatically redirected to the non-'www' version.

Clear Cache: Clear your browser's cache to see the redirection in action. Also, you may need to wait for a little while for the changes to propagate across the internet.

This simple .htaccess modification will ensure that all traffic to the 'www' version of your site is automatically redirected to the non-'www' version, providing a more consistent and user-friendly experience for your Joomla 5 website visitors.