[Solved] Apache2 mod_rewrite not working even after AllowOverride All

I recently moved to an EC2 instance because I needed a little more freedom. Plus, the 1 year free tier looked very attractive. 🙂

The pretty permalinks on my wordpress installation stopped working. Most Google searches told me to change the AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All. I tried numerous files. Finally, it seems there were 2 occurrences of the same  string in the httpd.conf file.

You had to change the one inside this

<Directory "/opt/bitnami/apache2/htdocs">
    #
    # Possible values for the Options directive are "None", "All",
    # or any combination of:
    #   Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews
    #
    # Note that "MultiViews" must be named *explicitly* --- "Options All"
    # doesn't give it to you.
    #
    # The Options directive is both complicated and important.  Please see
    # http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#options
    # for more information.
    #
    Options Indexes MultiViews +FollowSymLinks
    #
    # AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
    # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
    #   Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
    #
    AllowOverride All

    #
    # Controls who can get stuff from this server.
    #
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

</Directory>

The httpd.conf file is present inside the apache2/conf directory. Some articles say that it is apache2.conf. It depends, I guess.


So lazy that he can't even fill this column out.

  • elusivestars

    unbelievable – i spent hours trying to figure this out. THANK YOU!!!

  • wsedgwerg

    so what was the fucking solution?

  • jack

    Too fucking funny man. I was sorta thinking the same thing.

  • wasa

    thanks, works great

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