how to modify Apache to Allow URL Rewrites?

  • Posted on January 23, 2015
  • elearnAsked by elearn

I want to Configure Pretty Permalinks for WordPress according to

when to sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

1.There is no 000-default.conf in default? to fill it ?

  1. my wordpress address is bulid on where is the ServerName ?
  2. how to fill the file?Is the following format right?

<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot /var/www/html ServerName server_domain_name_or_IP <Directory /var/www/html/> AllowOverride All </Directory> </VirtualHost *:80>

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root@change:~# ls /etc/apache2/sites-available/ default default-ssl

root@change:~# cat /etc/apache2/sites-available/default <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

    DocumentRoot /var/www
    <Directory />
            Options FollowSymLinks
            AllowOverride None
    <Directory /var/www/>
            Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
            AllowOverride None
            Order allow,deny
            allow from all

    ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
    <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
            AllowOverride None
            Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
            Order allow,deny
            Allow from all

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

    # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
    # alert, emerg.
    LogLevel warn

    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined


I have tested to change “AllowOverride None” into “AllowOverride All” in the file " /etc/apache2/sites-available/default" and set permalinks in wordpress setting to post name and input the command : sudo a2enmod rewrite sudo service apache2 restart


There is the last problem remain here: What is the different betwwen them : /etc/apache2/sites-available/default and /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl?