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I'm a little bit confused; my Apache2 doesn't read any of my .htaccess. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and the last line of my etc/apache2/apache2.conf looks like that:

<Directory />
Order Deny,Allow
Allow from all
AllowOverride All
Options FollowSymLinks

I also successfully restarted my Apache after I added AllowOverride All and Options FollowSymLinks to these lines. I put now also just some rubbish like some rubbish in my .htaccess in the root dir /var/www/ but I even doesn't get a 500 error. Confusing. Anyone who could help?

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You should check out the configuration of the Apache default virtualhost, placed inside /etc/apache2/sites-available/default and not only in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf, that it is used only for general webserver configuration.

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