Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How to enable mod_rewrite in apache2

First install the apache with this command:

apt-get install apache2

Now use locate to find if the mod_rewrite.so is availble on your server:

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locate mod_rewrite.so

it will found in “/usr/lib/apache2/modules”

New apache follow some folders to enable and disable mods so now do this:

cd /etc/apache2/mods-enabled
touch rewrite.load
vim rewrite.load (you may use any editor to edit this file)

Now paste this following line:

LoadModule rewrite_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_rewrite.so

Then edit:
/etc/apache2/sites-available/default



In case of Windows go with apache configuration file:
conf/httpd.conf


Find the following:

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
allow from all


and change it to

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride all
Order allow,deny
allow from all


and finally restart Apache:

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart


Now Its Done!!!

Enjoy.....