Monthly Archives: November 2010

Quick steps to enable mod_rewrite in Linux apache2

Apache2 does not have mod_rewrite turned on by default. Fortunately there are just a few steps to get this functionality working.

First activate rewrite engine using the following command.

a2enmod rewrite

Then allow override in the site configuration file on Apache. In my case I am testing it on a development machine, so I will edit the main file

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/default.

by changing AllowOverride from None to All.

<Directory /mnt/Personal/Web/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all

At the end Restart apache2.

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart