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Godaddy Hosting mod_rewrite with .htaccess Files

Published on March 14, 2007
By Pete Freitag

I have been testing out the Linux ColdFusion hosting on Godaddy. One thing I use a lot however is mod_rewrite, but I've been having some issues so far. Here are some tips that I've found so far about this

  • Changes to the .htaccess file may take up to one hour before you will see them.
  • Make sure you have added RewriteEngine on to your .htaccess
  • Another blogger has pointed out that URL's that have .php are processed before mod_rewrite (so your rules may not work on those urls).
  • It looks like you may need to add Options +FollowSymLinks to your .htaccess file.
  • Make sure you have spelled htaccess correctly, two c's and two s's
  • You might require a / in the second part of your RewriteRule.

Here's an example .htaccess file for mod_rewrite on Godaddy:

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^/foo /test.cfm?path=foo

Godaddy Hosting mod_rewrite with .htaccess Files was first published on March 14, 2007.

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