How to Test if Mod_ReWrite is Enabled Properly on Your Server

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While there are other ways to do it, here is just a simple test to check if is enabled properly on your server. Mod_rewrites are functions that are used in many software, including WordPress blog which utilizes a . file to process those rewrites and redirections.

STEP 1: Access the .htaccess file via FTP or using your control panel’s File Manager. I prefer using FTP software.

STEP 2: Backup or save a copy of your .htaccess file unto your local computer. This is so that you can have a copy just in case you accidentally make a mistake in your code/programming that can affect the functioning of your website or server — depending on what the htaccess file contains.

STEP 3: Edit the .htaccess file so that it contains the code below:


RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /wp/
RewriteRule ^writetest\.html http://www. [QSA,L]

STEP 4: Now load or navigate writetest.html in your internet browser, like Chrome or Internet Explorer. That link should redirect you to my website. If it doesn’t, then is not enabled in your server and is not reading the commands from your htaccess file.

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