Article ID: 4494, created on Mar 24, 2008, last review on May 11, 2014

  • 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.

5f478287f7e74fe9b07217d8131cd741 6311ae17c1ee52b36e68aaf4ad066387

Email subscription for changes to this article
Save as PDF