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index.php added to base href


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11 October 2010 at 9:21am Community Member, 17 Posts

Ok txz Simon,

Is renaming the index.php a real solution or should I contact my host? In other words can it cause any problems using a different name for the index.php.


11 October 2010 at 10:30am (Last edited: 11 October 2010 10:30am), Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

The index.php is only provided as a fallback for cases when mod_rewrite isn't enabled.

Deleting it is safe, along with install.php, once you've successfully installed SilverStripe.



12 October 2010 at 12:34am Community Member, 6 Posts


I had this problem with a site - all the links based off / but on the homepage, inexplicably, the links were based off /index.php.

Rather than deleting files or hacking core code - I added this to _config.php:


Which fixes the issue (for me) as it overrides the internal base url handler and forces it to use / - obviously when you force stuff it may not work in edge cases.



13 October 2010 at 4:33am Community Member, 178 Posts

Thanks civkati
that solved my problem :)
as well this fixed an issue I had with debuggin in my IDE, where I needed to specifiy a start page for loading the site in debug mode. The only page I could specify to use for this was index.php, but linking to it directly cause all of the path errors I listed earlier. So this has made it so that I can now run local debuggin in my IDE :)