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Community Member, 78 Posts

28 December 2011 at 11:22pm

Hi All,

I am having trouble running silverstripe on Mac OS using MAMP pro, I have been trying 3 hours to solve but impossible, every time I browse the site it ways appear with index.php/something in url, i thought it was from mod_rewrite but I could find where to fix it even in httpd.conf as well. The site and .httaccess working fine in XAMPP window environment. I really appreciated if you could point me where to fix it.


Tim Snadden

Community Member, 32 Posts

29 December 2011 at 8:39am

Edited: 29/12/2011 8:40am

The only Silverstripe related thing I can think of would be to ensure that the following is in your mysite/_config.php.


Beyond that, it's really an Apache/MAMP issue so you may have some luck in the MAMP forum if you can't solve it now.

I'd temporarily eliminate Silverstripe from the equation and confirm that mod_rewrite is enabled and functioning correctly.
I'm not sure exactly how MAMP Pro does it, but the Apache configuration for MAMP is in /Applications/MAMP/conf/apache. The main configuration file is httpd.conf. Remember to restart the web server to load in any config changes.

You need to confirm that there is a line like this in httpd.conf.

LoadModule rewrite_module modules/

You could also run the following in the terminal

/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/httpd -M | grep rewrite

This should return
Syntax OK
 rewrite_module (shared)

From memory MAMP Pro has a slightly funky way of setting up virtual hosts. Perhaps you could create a new virtual host without silverstripe and check the most basic mod_rewrite test you can create.

Another tool in your toolbox would be to log mod_rewrites activity by adding the following to httpd.conf (and restarting server)

RewriteLog /Applications/MAMP/logs/rewrite_log
RewriteLogLevel 1 #(Could be higher but this should be enough for now)

Look through your apache logs in /Applications/MAMP/logs and see if there are any clues there.

Good luck.