Htaccess is not working and am not sure why?

Posted July 7, 2014 2k views

Hi Everyone.

Am using a VPS (Ubuntu 14.04 x64) with Apache2 installed. I am hosting one website.

I made a .htaccess file in my /var/www/html/ I made it for the 404 error. Here is the code

Custom 404 error

ErrorDocument 404 /404.html

Prevent directory listings

Options All -Indexes

For some wired reason the htaccess is not working? I go to the website I put in a mistake and I get this

Not Found

The requested URL /1 was not found on this server.

How can I fix this?

Thank you!

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Is the file 404.html available in the same directory as the .htaccess file? If not, it should contain the relative path. For instance, if it is found at /var/www/html/error_pages/404.html the line should read:

ErrorDocument 404 /error_pages/404.html