How to Enable Apache 2 mod_rewrite on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32-64bit Linux Easy Guide

September 11, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Apache Rewrite Setup

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Enable the Apache2 Rewrite Module on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS Linux 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.

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

    Ctrl+Alt+t

    Enable Apache 2 mod_rewrite on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS - Open Terminal
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  3. Enabling Apache2 Rewrite Module

    sudo su -c "a2enmod rewrite"
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  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
    </Directory>
    

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

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  7. Restart Apache2 Web Server

    sudo service apache2 restart

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