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This is my first time setting up my own linux server. I am migrating from shared hosting to my own cloud. mod_rewrite and mod_proxy are loaded.

I know for sure what I have in my htaccess worked on my old host, but doesn't on my linux server.

Options +FollowSymLinks
Options -Indexes
RewriteEngine on

# This works
RewriteRule index.php / [L,R=301]

# This works
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}.php -f
RewriteRule !.*\.php$ %{REQUEST_FILENAME}.php 

# This doesn't work
RewriteRule ^help/([^/]+)/$ /help.php?page=$1

What gives?

Thanks for your help.

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Rewrite ^help/(.+)/$ /help.php?page=$1 

When accessing try: 

It should work.

P.S. !=

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Still doesn't work. goes to so does – Bastien Nov 14 '10 at 5:58

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