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mod_rewrite issue on powweb

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Community Member, 1 Post

24 December 2008 at 2:48pm


I know this is a very common problem, but in 2 days of searching this forum and google, i have not been able to find a clear answer.

I am trying to install silverstripe on my powweb server and have been getting hung up on the mod_rewrite problem.
Powweb does support Silverstripe and even has an instant installer, everything seems to install correctly but when i try to alter the first page it gives me the 'internal server error' notice. i have tried a bunch of variations in the .htaccess file, but nothing has seemed to solve the problem.

currently the .htaccess file shows:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /popv2/

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(\.gif)|(\.jpg)|(\.png)|(\.css)|(\.js)|(\.php)$

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule .* sapphire/main.php?url=%1&%{QUERY_STRING} [L]

if anyone has experianced this problem before or has any tips, i would greatly appreciate it!
I love the capabilities of silverstripe, but it seems like i may need to explore other options.

thanks a lot!


Community Member, 470 Posts

25 December 2008 at 5:21am

Does the admin section work? How do you know this is an .htaccess problem?

I'd suggest checking your log files for a more detailed error message.

The only thing I can think of is if you're running php in cgi mode and have some directories set 777 permissions.