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How to remove .php extension from url

Hello, I want to remove .php extenstion from my website URL, for that I have written htaccess but it’s not working on Digital Ocean Server.


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KFSys
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February 25, 2024

Hey @elsadsilva,

Since you are using Apache, you can use something like

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^([^\.]+)$ $1.php [NC,L]

Make sure you have allowed such changes in your Apache configuration:

<Directory /var/www>
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Multiviews
    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    allow from all
</Directory>

If you are in another folder, change /var/www to whaterver your folder path is.

The above changes should be in your domain’s Apache config as mentioned. /etc/apache2/sites-available/yourDomain.conf

When you make any changes to an apache2 conf file, you have to restart apache2. Also make sure mod_rewrite is available.

sudo a2enmod rewrite && sudo service apache2 restart

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