mod_rewrite not working on Apache on Ubuntu 16.04 with self-signed certificate

I have a LAMP stack Droplet on Ubuntu 16.04. I’ve followed the tutorial to setup mod_rewrite here. If I type sudo a2enmod rewrite it indicates Module rewrite already enabled. However, the rewrite rules do not work.

This answer indicates that this might has to do with my VirtualHost *:443 settings, is that so?

Contents of /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot /var/www/html

    <Directory /var/www/html/>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

    <IfModule mod_dir.c>
        DirectoryIndex index.php index.cgi index.html index.xhtml index.htm

    Redirect permanent "/" ""


Contents of .htaccess RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?/$1 [L,QSA]

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Found the solution here.

In /etc/apache2/apache2.conf changed:

<Directory /var/www/>
	Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
	AllowOverride None
	Require all granted


<Directory /var/www/>
	Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
	AllowOverride All
	Require all granted

Last question is if this does not impose security risks…?

What is in error log ?