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How to Enable Mod_Rewrite in Apache 2.0.40 - Redhat Linux 9

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I have been having trouble with setting mod_rewrite (or any additional module for that matter) up on my Redhat Linux 9 Box which ships with Apache 2.0.40.  Apache 2 is quite a bit different then Apache 1.3 and i'm unsure of how to enable this module.  

I looked at my httpd.conf file and it contains the entry LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so among others.  Which i'm assuming loads the module but doesn't enable it.  I know in Apache 1.3 i could just do a AddModule mod_rewrite.c to enable it but in Apache 2 i'm unsure of what to do exactly.

If anyone could help me enable this and test it on my server to ensure it's working and possibley help me with writing a regular expression for my site i would be most greatful.


Thanks in Advance
Adam
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by:samri
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hi Adam,

To load mod_rewrite, just uncomment, the line that says.

LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so

For more information:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/mod_rewrite.html

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
   RewriteEngine  on
  ... rewrite rule here...

</IfModule>

Some practical usage: http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/misc/rewriteguide.html

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Some simpe example that I could think of :
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
   RewriteEngine  on
   RewriteRule    ^/stokely/(.*)$  http://www.stokely.com/$1 [L,R]
</IfModule>

This would bring Stokely consulting website to your webnamespace :

try http://localhost/stokely/index.html   Replace localhost with your servername, and voila!
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by:Adam409
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Thanks again for the quick Response

I was able to get your sample code working on my Test Server which was great!  Now i'm trying to enable it on my website which i only have .htaccess on.  The hosting company i'm using uses Apache 1.3.27.  

What i'm wondering now is how do i get the .htaccess files to work???  I know it's enabled and i called them and they said they allow .htaccess files.  

 Sorry about these newbie questions btw.
1) Do i put the individual files within each directory that i want to allow this or do i just have the .htaccess file within the root directory of my website.

2)Because it is Apache 1.3 on my website server do i still use the <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> syntax or do i just start with RewriteEngine On Then my Rules?

3)My websites root folder is actually /web so the url to my site is http://www.mysite.com which is actually /web on the server.  What i'm wondering is does this pathing have to be reflected within my Rules i create for mod_rewrite?


If clarification is needed i am more then happy to explain what i want to do in detail.  I also increased the value of the question because i'm asking more

Thanks again
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hi Adam,

everybody is a beginner once.  I would still consider myself in "learning" mode too.

some tutorial on htaccess from apache : http://httpd.apache.org/docs/howto/htaccess.html

Just create a file called .htaccess in the /web folder,  and paste the following code (for starters).

RewriteEngine  on
RewriteRule    ^/stokely/(.*)$  http://www.stokely.com/$1 [L,R]

since the root of your website is in /web/, the rewriting will start from http://www.mysite.com/stokely/index.html

If you were to place the .htaccess file in /web/somedir/ for example, the URL would be http://www.mysite.com/somedir/stokely/index.html

You could use the <IfModule>..</IfModule> tag, or you may ignore that.
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