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Posted on 2006-11-24
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I installed XAMPP software in my server. You can found it here:http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html . But yesterday I found that maybe the .htaccess haven't any effect. I put a file .htaccess with this content in 1 folder:
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<Files "test.php">
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
</Files>
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But the visitor can still access into the file "test.php".
And a lot of another test, I think that .htaccess didn't affect any little to the server.
What have I to do now?
Thanks.
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Question by:luckylukevn
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You need to check the base apache configuration file. This config file can control whether .htaccess files are allowed and, if I remember correctly, even change the name of the file to use (as a security precaution so hackers don't know what the file is called).

The default name of this config file is httpd.conf look for any references to htaccess it should be located in the conf subfolder of the apache install directory.
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In

C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\conf

open httpd.conf

search this
[CODE]
# 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
[/CODE]

you will find this :
AllowOverride XXX

the XXX should be " All " ( to enable .htaccess in apache for Linux & Win32 )


and search
[CODE]
#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so

[/CODE]

and delete the " # " 


Best regards

Hachem LATRACH
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by:jackmcbarn
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AllowOverride needs to be set in the httpd.conf file for htaccess files to work.
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by:periwinkle
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Ugh.  Ignore me - this is a live question.
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