How-to Enable Apache 2 mod_rewrite on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Easy Guide

December 18th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Apache Rewrite Setup

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Enable the Apache2 Rewrite Module on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce Desktop.

The mod_rewrite module uses a rule-based rewriting engine, based on a PCRE regular-expression parser, to rewrite requested URLs on the fly. By default, mod_rewrite maps a URL to a filesystem path. However, it can also be used to redirect one URL to another URL, or to invoke an internal proxy fetch.

Apache mod_rewrite provides a flexible and powerful way to manipulate URLs using an unlimited number of rules. Each rule can have an unlimited number of attached rule conditions, to allow you to rewrite URL based on server variables, environment variables, HTTP headers, or time stamps

Enable Apache 2 mod_rewrite on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa - Featured
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Enable Apache 2 mod_rewrite on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa - Open Terminal
  2. How-to Install LAMP Server on Linux Mint

    LAMP Server Installation Mint
  3. Enabling Apache2 Rewrite Module

    sudo su -c "a2enmod rewrite"

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  4. How-to Create an Apache 2 Virtual Host on Linux Mint:

    Mint Apache2 Virtual-Host Quick-Start
  5. To Setup an Apache2 Virtual Host for Rewrite

    sudo su -c "nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/[myDomainName].conf"

    Append inside the VirtualHost Section:

    <Directory /var/www/html/[mySite]>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All

    Ctrl+Shift+v to Paste Content into nano
    Ctrl+x to Save and Exit from nano Editor :)

  6. How-to Install APC PHP Accelerator on Linux Mint:

    Install PHP APC for Mint
  7. Restart Apache2 Web Server

    sudo service apache2 restart
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