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Problem when changing WAMP "Documentroot" setting in Apache httpd file


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14 June 2008 at 8:00am Community Member, 7 Posts

Hi There

This may be a ridiculously easy fix, but sometimes you cant see the forest for the trees :-)

I have installed SS 2.2.2 onto a PC running WAMP.

Everything works great, CMS etc... but when the time arrives for me to "go-live", I want my users to access a root URL, not a URL, then subfolder (such as "silverstripe-v2.2.2")

I have read the documentation for SS, and it advises on how to change the Documentroot setting, and associated Directory, to "silverstripe-v2.2.2"

Once I update the httpd file, and restart Apache, I type in "localhost", and get a file not found error...

Hopefully someone has had the same issue, and a simple fix ensues...

Thanks in advance


14 June 2008 at 8:41am Forum Moderator, 474 Posts

This is probably due to a RewriteBase in .htaccess.

Edit .htaccess and change the line:

RewriteBase /silverstripe-v2.2.2/


RewriteBase /

Also, the document root setting must be a full path to the folder.


14 June 2008 at 9:19am Community Member, 7 Posts

Thanks for that - I forgot to menion I was using the full path as the documentation advised...

In any case, your suggestion worked!