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Installing 2.2.3: mod_rewrite troubles

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Community Member, 7 Posts

23 February 2009 at 4:17pm

arrrgh! now I get a 404 file not found. what the hec am I doing wrong? :-(


Community Member, 7 Posts

23 February 2009 at 5:58pm

Edited: 23/02/2009 5:59pm

OK I tried once more and this is what the error says now - is there anybody who knows how to fix this one? I really wanted to use this software but it is getting too difficult to install:

Installing SilverStripe...

I am now running through the installation steps (this should take about 30 seconds)

If you receive a fatal error, refresh this page to continue the installation

* Creating 'mysite/_config.php'...
* Creating /home/content/b/o/n/bonjour089/html/underground/mysite/_config.php
* Creating '.htaccess' file...
* Creating /home/content/b/o/n/bonjour089/html/underground/.htaccess
* Building database schema...
* Checking that friendly URLs work...
* 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:
o mod_rewrite is enabled
o AllowOverride All is set for your directory


Community Member, 7 Posts

23 February 2009 at 6:06pm

I have not the faintest idea why but I clicked refresh and now the whole thing works! How confusing thank you all for the help! :0)


Community Member, 6 Posts

20 August 2011 at 1:41pm

SOLVED: mod_rewrite Issues

ISSUE: During installation the .htaccess file gets written to the "wrong" directory. It puts the .htaccess file in the SilverStripe-v directory after unpacking and doing a browser install. Remove the .htaccess file from the SilverStripe-v dir and place it in the root, problem solved. This is the correct code for .htaccess:

<Files *.ss>
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from

<Files web.config>
Order deny,allow
Deny from all

ErrorDocument 404 /assets/error-404.html
ErrorDocument 500 /assets/error-500.html

<IfModule mod_alias.c>
RedirectMatch 403 /silverstripe-cache(/|$)

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

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


Community Member, 2 Posts

11 January 2013 at 9:09am

Edited: 11/01/2013 9:27am

Thank you XannaX.
After several reinstalls/Googles, finally found this and gave it a shot on my v3 SS server served by a Virtualmin host. All green, no warnings, and no more having to append index.php after my urls.
Hot damn tamale!

i did have to make one addition to the .htaccess to allow my root to direct to index.php without showing index.php

DirectoryIndex index.php


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