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Connor McDonald

Thanks for the question, Greg.

Asked: October 14, 2020 - 5:36 pm UTC

Answered by: Connor McDonald - Last updated: October 15, 2020 - 7:00 am UTC

Category: Application Express - Version: 20.1

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Hi Tom and team,

let's suppose my public website, built on Oracle Apex of course and running on a shared host, is at

Unfortunately, any new customers visiting "" will be immediately redirected to a URL of something like "" (assuming we use friendly URLs).

Is there any way to display the URL as just "", at least for the home page? Even something like "" would be great.

All guidance much appreciated!

Many thanks,


PS I've seen some discussion of masking, but that has various downsides (e.g. poor for SEO, and unable to bookmark pages).

and we said...

Joel did a nice write up here on the basics of the URL, but if you dig into the comments you can see some discussion related to this

Bottom Line - you really need to do it at the webserver level.

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October 15, 2020 - 1:48 pm UTC

Reviewer: A reader

Hi Connor,

Many thanks. Not the answer I was hoping for, but probably the one that was expected! :-)

All the best,


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