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  • Lucyjamm
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    I have built my site in my local server xampp, and was following the instructions on how to upload to a web server http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=publishing-to-web-server but when Silverstripe tried to install, I got the following error:

    Friendly URLs are not working. This is most likely because mod_rewrite isn't configuredcorrectly on your site. Please check the following things in your Apache configuration; you may need to get your web host or server administrator to do this for you:
    mod_rewrite is enabled
    AllowOverride All is set for your directory

    I have been over and over lots of posts relating to this error but nothing seems to work and I'm pulling my ever thinning hair out!

    I am trying to install on to a 1and1 uk server.

    Please could someone help explain the error really really patronisingly as I just don't understand what to do!!

    Thank you in advance!

    Lucy

  • baba-papa
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    Re: First time installation on 1&1 server - friendly url problem Link to this post

    SilverStripe needs the modrewrite. Maybe your webspace doesn´t have that. Check with your provider.

  • Lucyjamm
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    Re: First time installation on 1&1 server - friendly url problem Link to this post

    Hi baba papa,

    I have contacted 1&1 as you suggested and they have refered me to this link: http://faq.oneandone.co.uk/website_building/website_publishing/htaccess/4.html. But I don't understand it all really and I could do with some further assistance from anyone who thinks they can help.

    I have taken a look at some past dicussions on this forum and have tried adding:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    to my .htaccess file and this has not worked either.

    The link above told me to add this:

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^([a-z]+)\.html$ /index.php?$1 [R,L]

    and this did not work.

    I am now completely stuck, I have tried installing, deleting, installing again, I have tried a few times to start a fresh install and I get the same error each time. If the tech help at 1&1 are saying its something I need to do, is there anything else I can try?

    Any help would be really really appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Lucy

  • baba-papa
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    Re: First time installation on 1&1 server - friendly url problem Link to this post

    Hallo Lucy,

    I´m not very good when it comes to server questions. There are many threads concerning webspace providers. Take a look at the installation forum.

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