I been having some very frustrating issues with getting .htaccess to work on my new server. I'm not very experienced in managing a server, but I've spent the last three days pouring over documentation and every resource I can get my hands on.
I've attempted to try a very basic application of .htaccess, and yet it fails to give the expected results. I've setup a test directory. Immediately within this directory is an .htaccess file with the following command:
deny from all
If I'm not mistaken, this should deny access to /test, but it doesn't. It just sits there allowing anybody to view the contents. I've made a readable copy of the .htaccess available in the same directory for anybody wanting to see exactly what is going on in my .htaccess.
What could be wrong with my server/configuration? The server is running CentOS.
Response to Dom
# AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files. # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords: # Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit # AllowOverride None
As suggested, I changed this to
AllowOverride All, and then restarted my server:
service httpd restart
But received the following message:
Syntax error on line 347 of /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:
AllowOverride not allowed here [FAILED]
Line 347 is the last line below:
# UserDir: The name of the directory that is appended onto a user's home # directory if a ~user request is received. # # The path to the end user account 'public_html' directory must be # accessible to the webserver userid. This usually means that # ~useridllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in # .htaccess files. # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords: # Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit # AllowOverride None