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I'm moving code from a server that served a single domain to one that serves multiple domains. I'm using named virtual hosts to handle the different domains. The url rewriting is not being executed

  • I know that virtual hosts work on that server because the other domains work
  • I know that this particular domain is working because when I hit pingtest.iguiders.com I see the index.html file I left in www/ping/. ('ping' is the dir that pingtest points to because, after my test works, the real domain, ping.iguiders.com will point here)
  • I know that htaccess is generally working on this server because my other domains use it extensively.
  • I initially copied pingtest.iguiders.com in /sites-available from another virtual host that uses htaccess and works. I just changed the server alias and the document root
  • the virtual host definition does contain RewriteEngine On

Here is the entire .htaccess file

RewriteEngine on

RewriteLog "/var/log/rewrite.log"
RewriteLogLevel 7

# Pings for ping server
RewriteRule ^0.02/ping/$ ping_functional.php [L,qsa]
RewriteRule ^0.03/ping/$ ping_functional.php [L,qsa]
RewriteRule ^0.04/ping/$ ping_functional.php [L,qsa]
RewriteRule ^0.05/ping/$ index.html [L,qsa]

But when I try pingtest.iguiders.com/0.05/ping/ I do not get the index.html file I expect (Nor do 0.02, 0.03, etc. work). I get a 404. I suspect that the .htaccess is not being accessed at all because I never see the rewrite log I defined.

Anything obvious I screwed up?

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Is your apache caching the .htaccess? Is it possible to reload/start? –  ott-- Dec 5 '12 at 22:12
    
You have generated a rewrite log file .... what does it indicate? –  mdpc Dec 5 '12 at 22:16
    
@ott-- No such thing in Apache. One of the reasons for why enabling .htaccess (AllowOverride) is making it a lot slower. For each request it will recursively go through all directories for those files. –  gertvdijk Dec 5 '12 at 22:53
    
Actually, that's one of the hints that make me think the .htaccess file is not even being seen. There is no log file generated. –  dl__ Dec 5 '12 at 22:59

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Are you by any chance missing a / in your RewriteRule ^0.02/ping/$, between ^ and 0.02/ping/? What would happen if you remove ^ or replace it with a ^/?

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Well, I tried both of your suggestions but they had no effect. Removing the ^ shouldn't work because then rule would trigger only if the url started with those characters but the urls are pingtest.iguiders.com/0.02/ping/?parameters.... –  dl__ Dec 5 '12 at 23:04

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