Yesterday, I discussed how you can redirect your HTML files to PHP files. Why is it important to do so?

There are certainly no security concerns involved here, but you probably don’t want to lose your visitors who may bookmark certain pages, nor do you want to lose search engine traffic, because the HTML links will still show up in those engines until they crawl your changes.

That’s where the 301 redirect comes in. This is the best sort of redirect to use, because it is search engine friendly. What it tells search engines is that the page has moved permanently to the forwarding location you provide, which in this case is a PHP file. Essentially, if you do it this way, the search engines won’t skip a beat, and you’ll keep your traffic. The last thing you want to do is let search engines crawl 404 errors.

If you need help with these sorts of things, or if you need a skilled PHP programmer to help you sort out your conversion, I would be more than happy to take a look at your specific needs, and devise a plan for you. This includes making sure that your PHP code and your setup is secure, as PHP is a valuable tool, but a potential security risk if not handled correctly.

My rates are reasonable, and I offer a wealth of experience that can benefit you. Simply get in touch with me for a custom quote!