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Installation of URL Rewriting components

Author: Edward Hardin Reference Number: AA-00476 Views: 7284 Last Updated: 08/14/2017 04:13 PM 0 Rating/ Voters

URL rewrite allows you to use shorter and a bit more SEO and user-friendly URLs.

Here is an example of article URL without URL rewriting:

http://www.example.com/index.php?/article/AA-67050/987/Motor-Vehicle/Truck/Ford/F-650.html

Here is the URL to the same article with URL rewriting:

http://www.example.com/article/AA-67050/987/Motor-Vehicle/Truck/Ford/F-650.html

Check the URL Rewriting setting at Customization > Styling and Front-end Settings:

It detects status of URL Rewriting components during installation, and if they are working, URL Rewriting will be turned on automatically. In this case you do not need to do anything.

If URL Rewriting is turned off and you want to enable it, follow the guide that matches your server configuration:

Then you can enable rewriting of URLs at Customization > Styling and Front-end Settings: