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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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Server: That means "LFD" and "CSF" in cPanel

When you or your hosting company uses cPanel or another Web hosting control panel, you often hear unfamiliar abbreviations, here are two most popular abbreviation:

  • LFD = Login Failure Daemon
  • CSF = Config Server Firewal

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Install MySQL database server

Install MySQL server

1) Download the latest version of MySQL on this page:
and unzip the archive, then you put in the folder.

2) Install MySQL with the following commands in your terminal:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mysql
sudo make install

3) Change permissions if necessary (MySQL Directory and database).

4) Check if the MySQL installation was successful by typing this command
mysql -V
You should get a message similar to this one:

mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.28, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 5.1

5) Add a password for ...

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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
wget http://apache.petsads.us//httpd/httpd-2.4.3.tar.bz2

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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Installing PHP on a server

Install PHP

Warning: Before starting the installation, you must have a Web server installed.
You can follow our tutorial to install an Apache server.

1) Download the latest version of PHP source,
Type the following command on your terminal, change the version number (here 5.4.8) to obtain the latest version of PHP
wget http://us2.php.net/distributions/php-5.4.8.tar.bz2

2) Extract the archive: tar -jxvf php-5.4.8.tar.bz2

3) Now compile and install the source code of PHP
Type this: cd php-5.4.8/

./configure --prefix=/var/www
sudo make ...

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