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Community Member, 14 Posts

3 December 2010 at 8:25am

I have a new install of SS2.4 and it all works properly, however when I delete /index.php from the url it gives me a 500 error. When I add index.php back the site works fine. This means that every page has /index.php in front of it, which i need to get rid of.

the site is

but you will only be able to see it properly at

Is this something to do with mod_rewrite? and if so how do I fix it on my webserver? Or is it another problem that I will be able to look into? Any ideas anyone?


Forum Moderator, 922 Posts

3 December 2010 at 8:40am

Edited: 03/12/2010 8:43am

This usually means mod_rewrite isn't enabled.

You could also ask your host for any logs which may shed light on the 500 server error.

Could you paste in your .htaccess file here?


Community Member, 19 Posts

18 May 2011 at 8:56pm

Edited: 18/05/2011 9:17pm

I had the same problem and my .htaccess file was empty - no content at all.

This thread sorted it out, now index.php no longer shows