Was running a 12.04 ubuntu lamp setup. Built a new one using 14.04 ubuntu. These are both instances on AWS. On the old site, a php script named "info.php" could be displayed with the URL "http://example.com/info" and would display the phpinfo() output. On the new 14.04 server, with the lamp-server packages installed, if I do not specify the .php extension, I get a file not found (works fine with the .php extension added). Why isn't the request_URI not being auto rewritten on the newer setup?
The php5 and apache2 conf options have changed as well. Under 12.04 ubuntu the php5 is 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.14 and the 14.04 ubuntu setup is 5.5.9-1ubuntu4.5.
Searching about I see a lot of discussion about rewrite rules and such, but I'm confvinced I'm missing a basic configuration/setup problem here. Can anyone help point out the stupidity of my ways here?