Mod-Rewrite is a software-modul for the Apache webserver. It's basically used in webdevelopment to modify the appearence of a web URL. That way an URL for example becomes search engine friendly.
could be rewritten as:
Now, to use Mod-Rewrite run the following command in the terminal:
sudo a2enmod rewrite
Then open the apache2 config file named default with an editor of your choice:
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/default
Go to the line where it says /var/www/ “AllowOverride None” and change it to “AllowOverride All”. Last but not least restart the Apache Webserver:
service apache2 restart
That’s it! Now you should be able to use Mod-Rewrite.