How to remove index.php from URLs in a Joomla! installation
Hi I have deployed an Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP droplet. I installed Joomla! to build my static pages website on it. Installed Joomla! and it started working fine (as expected). Now, to further improve the aesthetics of the site, I decided to remove "index.php" from URLs. For example, while visiting a normal SEF URL like http://www/salescrib.com/index.php/sales-crib-tour, I wanted my visitor to click on the "Tour" menu link, and it should be directed to http://www.salescrib.com/sales-crib-tour. I have been trying to find a solution to the subject issue since 3-4 days but no success. I tried searching Google & your blogs, but all they answer is changing htaccess.txt to .htaccess and then enabling the URL Rewriting in Global Config. But that throw 404 'Page Not Found' error. I know I'm missing some petty tweek but for a mechanical engineer, it is a little hard to understand the sophiticated programming codes :) What am I missing? Can someone please help?