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mod_rewrite problem

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Community Member, 2 Posts

27 January 2008 at 6:56am


Trying to install SS on a shared server, and have fallen at (not quite) the first hurdle. I get a message saying that I need to ensure mod_rewrite is enabled and autooverride is on.

I use One and One hosting. I've spent ages trawling the web and cannot find proof that they enable mod_rewrite, but the consensus seems to be that they do. I've spent hours trawling the forums and the rest of the web and trying to solve this, but no go.

Here's what my .htaccess file currently contains:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

RewriteEngine On

RewriteRule \.js$ - [L]
RewriteRule \.css$ - [L]
RewriteRule \.png$ - [L]
RewriteRule \.jpg$ - [L]
RewriteRule \.gif$ - [L]
RewriteRule \.php$ - [L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule .* sapphire/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]


I'd be very grateful if anyone can help me with this, as I really want to give SS a try. By the way, lots of hints I've found about mod_rewrite tell you to check the contents of httpd.config - but I don't know where that is -I don't think you can see it on my host.

Yours hopefully,