In other linux like CentOS, it works but i am not getting it running in Ubuntu 11.04.

/var/www/html/folder/public/.htaccess: Invalid command 'RewriteEngine', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration

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Did you ensure the RewriteEngine is on?

You'll want to verify that the mod is enabled - just look for rewrite.load symlink in /etc/apache2/mods-enabled. If not, run sudo a2enmod rewrite to enable it. Restart apache using sudo service apache2 restart and provided your .htaccess syntax is correct this will work.

Otherwise you will need to paste more information about your .htaccess file.

  • Does sudo a2enmod rewrite have to be executed from a particular directory? I.e. do I need to cd to anywhere first?
    – Matt
    May 25, 2021 at 17:23
  • sudo: a2enmod: command not found
    – Matt
    May 25, 2021 at 17:29

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