Apparently the default settings for .htaccess files and URL rewrites in Ubuntu (8.04 anyway) is kinda jacked. Apache wasn't seeing my .htaccess files, and even after setting up the configuration correctly, I was getting Internal Server (500) errors from .htaccess files.
The default setting for Apache2 on Ubuntu for .htaccess is "ignore it". You need to enable it by going to /etc/apache2/sites-available/default and changing the AllowOverride directive, which you can find inside the
If you want to enable URL rewrites, you need to enable the mod_rewrite module as it is not enabled by default:
[11:31:14] [email protected] ~/Projects/www/skyblue
$ sudo a2enmod rewrite
Module rewrite installed; run /etc/init.d/apache2 force-reload to enable.
[11:31:20] [email protected] ~/Projects/www/skyblue
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 force-reload
* Reloading web server config apache2
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Thank you – saved my day!
Glad I was able to help!
Hi . hope this will help you and help every body looking for the same solution:
u need to open appche2.conf and add the domian name like this : ServerName=’example.com’
if you are working localhost, then ServerName=’localhost’
and then reload the server