How to Handle Non WWW to WWW slow redirect

Hi,

I’ve been working on a site that if you access it via the non www version its adding a couple of seconds to redirect to the www version. I’ve added a rewrite rule in the htaccess which then starts to show redirect errors. Normally I wouldn’t add that redirect and get such slow performance.

Does anyone have an familiarity with this?

Chris

Why are people accessing it via a non www URL?

Thanks. I mean if they happen to type it without the www prefix.

Chris