PHP (Slim) routers don't work after hosting in subdirectory (Using Apache and Ubuntu 16)

Posted August 16, 2018 3.6k views

I have a few different projects and all of them are set in /var/www/html folder. Each one has its own folder. That’s what I wrote in my virtual host to activate all of them:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/

One of my projects has routes in it - it’s written in PHP using Slim micro framework.

The project is in var/www/html/school folder.

This is my .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^ index.php [QSA,L]

All of the routers are at routers.php that is required in index.php and they don’t work: could you help me?

That’s the website: The login page is the only one that works - I’ve tried adding the word ’/school’ to every router in my routers.php file but this does'nt work.

I know that if I change my DocumentRoot to /var/www/html/school the project will work perfectly but then all other projects will stop working.

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Seems like you need to provide the correct path to routers.php in index.php.

  • Could you elaborate?
    But the project works when I change my DocumentRoot on Apache. Shouldn’t I change my .htaccess file?

    • Let’s say that in index.php the path now is /stuff.php or something like rootdir/stuff.php and since you are using a subdirectory the path should include the subdirectory. So the new path would be something like school/stuff.php or rootdir/school/stuff.php . This is why changing the root dir in apache will make it work i guess.