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

June 16, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Linux LMDE Apache Rewrite Setup

The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Enable the Apache2 Rewrite Module on Linux Mint Debian 2012-2013-2014 Mate/Cinnamon 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 Debian LMDE - Featured

  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

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

    LAMP Server Installation LMDE
  3. Enabling Apache2 Rewrite Module

    su -c "a2enmod rewrite"
  4. How-to Create an Apache 2 Virtual Host on Linux LMDE:

    LMDE 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 LMDE:

    Install PHP APC for LMDE
  7. Restart Apache2 Web Server

    sudo service apache2 restart

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