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Mod_rewrite enables your links to be user friendly. For example lateweb.info/post.php?id=121 is going to be converted to lateweb.info/How-to-enable-mod_rewrite-on-ubuntu-web-server/. And that is better for users and search engines. So how do we do that? First we enable mod rewrite:

sudo a2enmod rewrite
Code language: Bash (bash)

Then we have to edit our apache configuration:

sudo pico /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf
Code language: Bash (bash)

And we add to the file:

<IfModule mod_ssl.c> <VirtualHost *:443> # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port that # the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating # redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName # specifies what hostname must appear in the request's Host: header to # match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this # value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless. # However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly. #ServerName www.example.com ServerAdmin sonik.blast@gmail.com ServerName lateweb.info ServerAlias www.lateweb.info DocumentRoot /home/latewebi/public_html # Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn, # error, crit, alert, emerg. # It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular # modules, e.g. #LogLevel info ssl:warn ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined # For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are # enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to # include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the # following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only # after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf". #Include conf-available/serve-cgi-bin.conf Include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-apache.conf SSLCertificateFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/lateweb.info/fullchain.pem SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/lateweb.info/privkey.pem <Directory /home/latewebi/public_html> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> </VirtualHost> </IfModule>
Code language: Bash (bash)

And finally the restart of the apache web server:

service apache2 restart
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