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I have php 5.3.8, apache 2.2.21, all is good, except mod_rewrite

by default LoadModule rewrite_module modules/ is enabled (not commented out)

ClearModuleList does not exist

AddModule mod_rewrite.c does not exist

and then you have

<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All

still i test mod_rewrite and it's not working, what more should i do?? if it wasn't for .htaccess i would have used nginx, by the way apache was installed by default when i got the vps and then i updated it but that didn't change the httpd.conf settings

do you think i should uninstall it and reinstall it by myself??? everyone say that mod_rewrite should not be enabled by default so i don't know why my apache is different

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This question should be on serverfault. – Raffael Luthiger Oct 10 '11 at 15:58
@RaffaelLuthiger then please migrate it because i don't want to ask it twice and then be told that this is a duplicated question, it happened before :D – Lynob Oct 10 '11 at 16:01
do you have any aliases? remove. – Mido Oct 10 '11 at 16:02
how did you test mod_rewrite? you need RewriteEngine On before RewriteRule in httpd.conf or .htaccess – cuttinger Oct 10 '11 at 16:02
@mido i don't have aliases – Lynob Oct 10 '11 at 16:12
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Redirect directive belongs to mod_alias, not mod_rewrite.

To test the mod_rewrite, put the belows in .htaccess file in document root:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule (.*) [R=301,L]

Make sure that you set AllowOverride All in <Directory "/document/root">

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302 responce, I suppose, is better in common – Lazy Badger Oct 11 '11 at 5:38
Smth. like RewriteRule ^one.html$ two.html is slightly better for local tests – Lazy Badger Oct 11 '11 at 5:41

If you have PHP

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Load that page up in your web browser, and perform a search for “mod_rewrite”. All being well, you’ll find it in the “Apache loaded modules” section of the page.

.htaccess before any RewriteRule must have RewriteEngine on

The structure of a RewriteRule

RewriteRule Pattern Substitution [OptionalFlags]

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