Redirecting to

Hi, I’ve been plugging away at this for almost 8 hours and can’t find a solution.

What I need to do is very standard. I just need /index.php to redirect or rewrite as

.htaccess files aren’t working even though I’ve allowed overrides in my VH.

I tried a different approach and just put the rewrite info right into VH which also failed as still resolves:

<VirtualHost *:80>
	ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
	DocumentRoot /var/www/<ommitted>.co/public_html
	ServerName <ommitted>.co
	ServerAlias www.<ommitted>.co

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

	RewriteEngine on
	RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =www.<ommitted>.co [OR]
	RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =<ommitted>.co
	RewriteRule ^ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [END,NE,R=permanent]
	RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^.*/index\.php
	RewriteRule ^(.*)index.php$ /$1 [R=301,L]
</VirtualHost *:80>

I’ve read so many tutorials, I have to believe it’s something else causing the issue. A second set of eyes would be AWESOME.


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Try removing the following line:

RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^.*/index\.php

Since the line below it matches URIs that end with /index.php only, you don’t need to add a condition for it. Also, don’t forget to escape the .php dot in ^(.*)index.php$.

    RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =www.<ommitted>.co [OR]
    RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =<ommitted>.co
    RewriteRule ^ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [END,NE,R=permanent]

What are these lines for? Are you redirecting all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS? The VirtualHost you posted is configured to listen on port 80 only—make sure you’re adding the rewrite rules to the right VirtualHost.