Apache is most common web server for Linux, and there are even Windows servers that use it. There are certain issues that need to be addressed in order to run the application successfully.

One problem is with the .htaccess file. In Windows, this filename isn’t valid. Its just an extension with no filename. The file can exist in NTFS, but you may have difficult finding an application that can open and edit it.

The solution is simple, change the filename to one that Windows can understand.

  1. Rename the file to htaccess (i.e. remove the period in front of the name).
  2. Locate Apache’s httpd.conf file and add the following line of text to it:

    AccessFileName htaccess

Apache will now be able to read the htaccess file.

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