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    Total Newbie: Need to change server config

    Hi guys,

    Let me just start by saying I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing So forgive me if I get confused, because I'm sure that'll happen fairly easily!

    Basically I have a Linux (Fedora Core I think) server to which I have root access.

    At present .htaccess and mod_rewrite seem to be disabled. I need to enable these, and I know that it's somewhere in the Apache config but really I need a step-by-step guide to logging in as root and setting these up to be enabled.

    I'm sure this isn't a massively complex task, but I am very scared

    Can anyone help?

    Sam
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    Hello - you should be able to do this in the apache config file. Normally located at /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf

    pico this file and control-w to find mod_rewrite

    make sure the below lines are available and uncommented

    LoadModule rewrite_module libexec/mod_rewrite.so

    and little further down

    AddModule mod_rewrite.c

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    As for accessing via root, you will need to download a SSH program like PuTTy and connnect via the IP of your server.
    Once your up you can use this to log in.

    ssh root@ipaddress

    Should let you right in. If you have this through a host, might want to check with them for major user/pass combos - but 'root' is usually the username.

    Hope this helps.
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    OK that seems to make sense.

    It turns out a friend of mine seems to know a fair bit about Linux server administration so I'm getting him to do it instead

    Sam
    Last edited by SJH; Feb 8, 2006 at 08:48.
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