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How Do I Enable mod_rewrite

Last Updated February 6, 2020

This is the beautiful thing about VirtualHostX. Since it's a virtual machine, you're free to login and make whatever changes you want. This includes turning on mod_rewrite...

First, ssh into the virtual machine by clicking the "Terminal" icon in VHX's toolbar.

Then run these commands....

sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo service apache2 restart

You may then need to enable the feature on each of your website's individually by adding the appropriate Apache directives (commands) to VirtualHostX's Custom Directives box.

First, select your website in the VirtualHostX sidebar and then add the following commands to your Custom Directives box...

Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All AuthConfig
Order deny,allow
Deny from all

After adding those settings, click the "checkmark" toolbar button to save your new settings and restart your web server.

Once you've done that, you should be able to add your mod_rewrite rules as you normally would in your website's .htaccess file.