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How to check if Apache's mod_rewrite is installed? | PHP Snippet

Hi everyone!

This is a snippet (function) that lets you know if the mod_rewrite of Apache is installed on a Web server.

 * Check if Apache's mod_rewrite is installed.
 * @return boolean
function isRewriteMod()
    if (function_exists('apache_get_modules'))
        $aMods = apache_get_modules();
        $bIsRewrite = in_array('mod_rewrite', $aMods);
        $bIsRewrite = (strtolower(getenv('HTTP_MOD_REWRITE')) == 'on');

    return $bIsRewrite;

How to use this?

Very simple, just look this example below:

if (!isRewriteMod()) exit('Please install Apache mod_rewrite module.');

Good code! ;-)

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Installing an Apache server on Linux OS

Install Apache

Here we will learn how to install an Apache server.
Here are the steps

1) Download the latest version of Apache

2) Extract the archive: tar -jxvf httpd-2.4.3.tar.bz2

3) Now compile and install the Apache source code
Type this: cd httpd-2.4.3/
then create the directory of your Web server's public
sudo mkdir /var/www/
then installing Apache

./configure --prefix=/var/www --enable-module=so --enable-module=rewrite
sudo make && make install

4) Permissions
In general you should do this for the right server for your permission.

cd /var/www/
find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

and for the file to be executed ...

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