What is mod rewrite?
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.
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.
mod_rewrite operates on the full URL path, including the path-info section. A rewrite rule can be invoked in httpd.conf or in .htaccess. The path generated by a rewrite rule can include a query string or can lead to internal sub-processing, external request redirection, or internal proxy throughput.
You need to have an Ubuntu 18.04 server with a non-root sudo-enabled user account.
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Setup mod rewrite
sudo a2enmod rewrite sudo systemctl restart apache2
Setting Up .htaccess
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
Inside that file, you will find a <VirtualHost *:80> block starting on the first line. Inside of that block, add the following new block so your configuration file looks like the following:
<VirtualHost *:80> <Directory /var/www/html> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> . . . </VirtualHost>
To put these changes into effect, restart Apache: Enabling mod_rewrite:
sudo systemctl restart apache2
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