I'm using a couple of rewrite directives that always works before on apache2 but now i'm trying new a shared hosting and the rewrite rules do not seem to get applied.
I've reduced the .htaccess files to the following essential rules:
RewriteEngine On Rewritebase /demo/ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L]
As you can see, i want to rewrite every request to my index.php file in the demo folder from root.
The directives above results in a 500 error, so i thought maybe because of some possible syntax differences between 1.3 and 2.x.
After some trail and error editing, i've found the rewrite rule itself to be at fault but i really don't understand why.
Any ideas to why my rewrite rule doesn't work? it did before on lots of different servers. Suggestions how to fix it?
Note: mod_rewrite does work, i've written a small test to be sure