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.htaccess not working apache (6)

  1. Configure Apache mod_rewrite

    a2enmod rewrite

  2. add the following code to /etc/apache2/sites-available/default

    AllowOverride All

  3. Restart apache

    /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

I have a server from AWS EC2 service running on Linux ubuntu and I have installed apache, php, and mysql.

I have added a .htaccess file in my document root /var/www/html.

I entered this code in it: ErrorDocument 404 /var/www/html/404.php and it is still not showing up.

I kept entered this command multiple times: sudo service httpd restart to restart the server but no changes displayed...

How can I fix this... Did I do something wrong?

Thanks in advance!

First, note that restarting httpd is not necessary for .htaccess files. .htaccess files are specifically for people who don't have root - ie, don't have access to the httpd server config file, and can't restart the server. As you're able to restart the server, you don't need .htaccess files and can use the main server config directly.

Secondly, if .htaccess files are being ignored, you need to check to see that AllowOverride is set correctly. See http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/core.html#allowoverride for details. You need to also ensure that it is set in the correct scope - ie, in the right block in your configuration. Be sure you're NOT editing the one in the block, for example.

Third, if you want to ensure that a .htaccess file is in fact being read, put garbage in it. An invalid line, such as "INVALID LINE HERE", in your .htaccess file, will result in a 500 Server Error when you point your browser at the directory containing that file. If it doesn't, then you don't have AllowOverride configured correctly.

If you have tried all of the above, which are all valid and good answers, and your htaccess file is not working or being read change the directive in the apache2.conf file. Under Ubuntu the path is /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Change the <Directory> directive pointing to your public web pages, where the htaccess file resides. Change from AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All

<Directory /var/www/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted

I had the same problem and found the answer and explanation on the Ubuntu Ask! forum https://askubuntu.com/questions/421233/enabling-htaccess-file-to-rewrite-path-not-working

In WampServer Open WampServer Tray icon ----> Apache ---> Apache Modules --->rewrite_module

Just follow 3 steps

  1. Enable mode_rewrite using following command

    sudo a2enmod rewrite

Password will be asked. So enter your password

  1. Update your 000-default.conf or default.conf file located at /etc/apache2/sites-available/ directory. you can not edit it directly. so use following command to open

    sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

Or sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/default.conf

you will get

DocumentRoot /var/www/html


DocumentRoot /var/www

line. Add following code after it.

<Directory /var/www/html/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted

Make user the directory tag path is same as shown in your file.

  1. Restart your apache server using following command

    sudo service apache2 restart

Most probably, AllowOverride is set to None. in Directory section of apache2.conf located in /etc/apache2 folder

Try setting it to AllowOverride All