Install apache mod rewrite on windows

In httpd.conf file the following line should be uncommented :

LoadModule rewrite_module modules/

by removing the # sign before it.

Then comes a section which looks like this :

<Directory "C:/Apache2.2/htdocs">
    # Possible values for the Options directive are "None", "All",
    # or any combination of:
    #   Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews
    # Note that "MultiViews" must be named *explicitly* --- "Options All"
    # doesn't give it to you.
    # The Options directive is both complicated and important.  Please see
    # for more information.
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

    # AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
    # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
    #   Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
    AllowOverride None

    # Controls who can get stuff from this server.
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all


The line :
AllowOverride None

should be made :
AllowOverride All

Restart Apache. Create a .htaccess file somewhere in htdocs and write some garbage text in it like akjsnajknda and save. Create a index.php along with the .htaccess file. Now open the index.php file in browser and you should get an Internal Server Error. This indicates that .htaccess file is wrong , which means that mod_rewrite is now active.

Last Updated On : 30th September 2009

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