How to enable rewrite module in XAMPP, WAMP and Apache

If you are using XAMPP or WAMP as your web server, you may face a common problem that is the rewrite module (mod_rewrite) does not work properly. It is because the rewrite module is not enabled by default in Apache’s configuration settings. But you can enable it manually by doing few simple steps:

  1. Open apache’s configuration file using your favorite text editor. The configuration file generally locates at:{apache_dir}/conf/httpd.conf
    If you are using XAMPP or WAMP package then you will find the file at:{xampp_dir}/apache/conf/httpd.conf
  2. Search for the following string:#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.soand uncomment it (remove the ‘#’ sign).
  3. Now search for another string AllowOverride None and replace it by AllowOverride All
  4. Finally save the changes, close your text editor and restart your apache server.

That’s all. :)



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