Can't rename htaccess.txt in hostgator for clean url

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Can't rename htaccess.txt in hostgator for clean url

Post by swellking » Tue May 14, 2013 8:03 pm

I have been scouring and googling and trying everything and nothing has worked. I want to clean up my url's on my Joomla 2.5 site. Getting rid of the "indexphp" is problematic. In my Cpanel there is already a file called .htaccess so renaming the htaccess.txt does not work. Everything I've tried results in errors loading anything but the home page. Does somebody have instructions that are not simply renaming htaccess.txt to .htaccess?

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Re: Can't rename htaccess.txt in hostgator for clean url

Post by Cholent MT » Tue May 14, 2013 8:12 pm

Well I don't know who told you to disable the .htaccess file because that is absolutely the wrong thing to do!

Please see this link to the Joomla documentation on how to enable SEF URL's which is what I believe you are trying to do?

http://docs.joomla.org/Enabling_Search_ ... _on_Apache
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Re: Can't rename htaccess.txt in hostgator for clean url

Post by mandville » Tue May 14, 2013 8:44 pm

the .hta is prob blank, so copy the content of the htacccess.txt into the .htaccess
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