How to enable the rewrite engine in .htaccess?

Apache: How to enable the rewrite engine in .htaccess?

Before you can use rewrite rules in .htaccess you must enable the rewrite engine.

To enable the rewrite engine in .htaccess you must add this to your .htaccess file:

  1. RewriteEngine On

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