I have a problem with GoDaddy hosting. It seems that URL segmentation is not working, so I get link like this http://example.com/?/main/url_title and I need link like this http://example.com/main/url_title because when I share content on FB instead of link http://example.com/?/main/url_title , FB through sharer sees this http://example.com/?%20main%20url_title because of question mark. I need to solve this problem. Either on GoDaddy somehow or somehow in FB url. Any thoughts?

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I think I've heard of this issue before, where the host forces query strings.


Look under that reference and scroll down to the area referencing query string forcing. You apparently need to change this rule in your EE installation root's .htaccess file to match this:

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L] 

If that doesn't do it, could you expand on your set up (EE version, are you hosting on a sub-domain, other environment attributes that could affect this, etc..)?


Couple of reference answer to check out also:

Hosting EE on GoDaddy.com

Strange hosting questions in regards to godaddy and index,php

  • @DonRhummy Glad I provided some info to help solve your issue! Props to my sources, I'm just a excellent Googler some times.
    – jrothafer
    Commented Dec 31, 2015 at 5:43

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