Webune customer benefit from apache's mod_rewrite. Every customer being hosted by our shared services has automatically mod_rewrite enabled. However, if you are still not sure whether you have this free service from Webune, you can confirm if its enable by following this simple guide. In this tutorial, you will be create two files, the first one called rewrite.php and the second one .htaccess - I will be using Windows XP notepad to create my files.

DEMO: You can test how it work in our server at the this link:
http://www.webune.com/tutorials/mod_rewrite/rewrite.php

If you prefer not to create the files yourself, we have created all the necessary files for you. see the attachment files in this post. if you create the files yourself and the script is not working, maybe you made a mistake, we recommend that you download the script better.

1. Create a php file called "rewrite.php" with your text editor (like notepad)
2. Copy and paste the following code into "rewrite.php"
PHP CODE:
<h2 align=center>
<?php
// mod_rewrite Test Page
// Copyright 2006 Webune.com
if($_GET['link']==1){echo"You are not using mod_rewrite";}
elseif($_GET['link']==2){echo"Congratulations!! You are using Apache mod_rewrite";}
else{echo"Linux Apache mod_rewrte Test Tutorial";}
?>
</h2>

<hr>

<head>
<title>How To Test mod_rewrite in Apache Linux Server</title>
</head>

<body>
<p align="center">by <a href="http://www.webune.com">Webune</a></p>
<p><a href="rewrite.php?link=1">LINK1</a> = rewrite.php?link=1</p>
<p><a href="link2.html">LINK2</a> = link2.html</p>
<p>How this works: both links are for this same page, except they both are different. link one is without the mod_rewrite and link2 is using mod_rewrite. Link1 show the php file, with with mod_rewrite we are mascarading the php file into a html file. you can use whatever type of extension you want, you can change it to .htm or .shtml etc... all you have to do is to make sure you also chang it in the .htaccess file</p>
<p>&lt;&lt; <a href="http://www.webune.com/forums/how-to-test-check-if-mod-rewrite-is-enabled-t40.html">Go back to webune forums.</a></p>
</body>
</html>


3. Save As ... "rewrite.php"
4. Now create a file called .htaccess with your text editor like notepad
5. Copy and paste the following code into the .htaccess file:
HTACCESS CODE:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^link([^/]*).html$ rewrite.php?link=$1 [L]


6. Save as .htaccess (if you are using notepad as I am, make sure to put quotes in between. example: ".htaccess" otherwise, notepad will create a file called .htacces.txt and we don't need the .txt at the end only .htaccess)

7. Now upload these two file into a new directory in your site. for example: test

8. Pull the rewrite.php file with your browser to the location you just upoaded.

9. you should see two links, LINK1 and LINK2 Click on LINK1 and the same page will display.

10. Now click on LINK2 and the same page will display with the a mod_rewrite message. If it doesnt you either did something wrong. Check your steps. If you checked your steps, refresh your browser, and if refreshing doesnt work, then you dont have mod_rewrite enabled.

If you get a 500 Error, then you do not have mod_rewrite enabled in your server. Or if mod_rewrite is not working for you and you are a Webune customer, please contact our support team to assist you.

DEMO: Click on this link. http://www.webune.com/tutorials/mod_rewrite/rewrite.php

We have provided uploaded the files in this tutorial to show you how mod_rewrite works.

Download all the files in the attachement below if you dont want to create the files yourself

Test_ModRewrite.zip