Routers don't work in my PHP / Slim project (Ubuntu, PHP, Slim, Twig, PuTTY, FileZilla, Apache)

Posted August 12, 2018 4k views
ApachePHPPHP Frameworks

I have been trying to host a website (php project) on Digital Ocean using Ubuntu 2.4.18 [Example link](http://)and apparently it’s pretty complicated for the inexperienced. I uploaded all files to var/www/html using FileZilla and the main router doesn’t work. Instead of domain/login router the only router that works is domain/index.php/login. I’ll show you -

Why does this happen? The index.php should'nt be there. I would love for some help :)

BTW, the project is built in a Slim Framework (with Twig) and the main file is index.php containing a routers.php requirement indise of it.

1 comment

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
1 answer

Hi @itayperry91,

This sounds like you’ve forgotten to copy your .htaccess file.

Slim recommends using these rules for Apache. (.htaccess)

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

If this still doesn’t work as it’s suppose to, please check your Apache Configuration. You have to set the AllowOverride directive to “All” there.

Additionally make sure that “/public” is your root virtual directory.