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Article ID: 4494, created on Mar 24, 2008, last review on Jan 8, 2017

  • Applies to:
  • Sphera


The user tries to apply custom rules to Apache conf file, but these rules still are not activated when the Apache restarts.



Apache server provides a rule-based rewriting engine to rewrite requested URLs ‘on the fly’. All the rewrite rules for the VDS must be added within the following block:

NameVirtualHost *

For example :

NameVirtualHost *
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule .* - [F]

NOTE: For details about the rewrite rules, please refer to:

If it is an IP-Based VDS, then Apache server should be restarted after changing the httpd.conf file.

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