I'm moving an existing site to the new server and spent a couple of days trying to make this work.

Home page of the site loads just fine. Other pages load too if I add /index.php/ to the url. Otherwise I get 'Not Found' error.

Have gone through all the suggestions here: https://craftcms.com/support/remove-index.php, here: https://craftcms.com/support/why-index.php, and here: https://craftcms.com/support/enable-path-info. Everything checks out.

My .htaccess in /public_html:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
   RewriteEngine On

   # Send would-be 404 requests to Craft
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
   RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/(favicon\.ico|apple-touch-icon.*\.png)$ [NC]
   RewriteRule (.+) index.php?p=$1 [QSA,L]


I'm on a clean install of Apache server. Made sure I have all the required extensions and config matches suggestions on the Craft site.

1 Answer 1


Thanks to @brad-bell - his comment on another post pointed me in the right direction. I thought that I already checked on mode_rewrite but I didn't.

The Apache mod_rewrite module wasn't installed, so the block of Craft's default .htaccess file was being skipped not allowing index.php to be rewritten in the URL.

Enabling mod_rewrite solved the issue.

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