Hi all htaccess file problem

By Tom

I have a problem with the server 1and1 you see I can not install Elgg
and I suspect it was my htaccess, but I do not know how to set it on other servers installed with no problem and this is not going to thank you in advance for any help

Sorry for my english
That is my htaccess

# Elgg htaccess directives
# Copyright Curverider Ltd 2008-2009
# License http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html GNU Public License version 2
# Link http://elgg.org/

<Files "htaccess">
order allow,deny
deny from all

# Don't listing directory
Options -Indexes

# Follow symbolic links
Options +FollowSymLinks

# Default handler
DirectoryIndex index.php

# Turn on expiry
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresDefault "access plus 10 years"

# php 5, apache 1 and 2
<IfModule mod_php5.c>
# default memory limit to 64Mb
php_value memory_limit 64M
# to make sure register global is off
php_value register_globals 0
# max post size to 8Mb
php_value post_max_size 8388608
# upload size limit to 5Mb
php_value upload_max_filesize 5242880
# hide errors, enable only if debug enabled
php_value display_errors 0

# Turn on mod_gzip if available
<IfModule mod_gzip.c>
mod_gzip_on yes
mod_gzip_dechunk yes
mod_gzip_keep_workfiles No
mod_gzip_minimum_file_size 1000
mod_gzip_maximum_file_size 1000000
mod_gzip_maximum_inmem_size 1000000
mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/javascript$
mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-javascript$
# Exclude old browsers and images since IE has trouble with this
mod_gzip_item_exclude reqheader "User-Agent: .*Mozilla/4\..*\["
mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*

## Apache2 deflate support if available
## Important note: mod_headers is required for correct functioning across proxies.
<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/css text/javascript application/javascript application/x-javascript
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.[0678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip

<IfModule mod_headers.c>
Header append Vary User-Agent env=!dont-vary

# The following is to disable compression for actions. The reason being is that these
# may offer direct downloads which (since the initial request comes in as text/html and headers
# get changed in the script) get double compressed and become unusable when downloaded by IE.
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI action\/* no-gzip dont-vary
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI actions\/* no-gzip dont-vary


# Configure ETags
<FilesMatch "\.(jpg|jpeg|gif|png|mp3|flv|mov|avi|3pg|html|htm|swf)$">
FileETag MTime Size

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

RewriteEngine on

# If Elgg is in a subdirectory on your site, you might need to add a RewriteBase line
# containing the path from your site root to elgg's root. e.g. If your site is
# http://example.com/ and Elgg is in http://example.com/sites/elgg/, you might need
#RewriteBase /sites/elgg/
# here, only without the # in front.
# If you're not running Elgg in a subdirectory on your site, but still getting lots
# of 404 errors beyond the front page, you could instead try:
#RewriteBase /

RewriteRule ^action\/([A-Za-z0-9\_\-\/]+)$ engine/handlers/action_handler.php?action=$1&%{QUERY_STRING}

RewriteRule ^services\/api\/([A-Za-z0-9\_\-]+)\/(.*)$ engine/handlers/service_handler.php?handler=$1&request=$2&%{QUERY_STRING}

RewriteRule ^export\/([A-Za-z]+)\/([0-9]+)$ services/export/handler.php?view=$1&guid=$2
RewriteRule ^export\/([A-Za-z]+)\/([0-9]+)\/$ services/export/handler.php?view=$1&guid=$2
RewriteRule ^export\/([A-Za-z]+)\/([0-9]+)\/([A-Za-z]+)\/([A-Za-z0-9\_]+)\/$ services/export/handler.php?view=$1&guid=$2&type=$3&idname=$4

RewriteRule ^\_css\/css\.css$ _css/css.php

RewriteRule ^pg\/([A-Za-z0-9\_\-]+)\/(.*)$ engine/handlers/pagehandler.php?handler=$1&page=$2&%{QUERY_STRING}
RewriteRule ^pg\/([A-Za-z0-9\_\-]+)$ engine/handlers/pagehandler.php?handler=$1&%{QUERY_STRING}

RewriteRule xml-rpc.php engine/handlers/xml-rpc_handler.php
RewriteRule mt/mt-xmlrpc.cgi engine/handlers/xml-rpc_handler.php

RewriteRule ^tag/(.+)/?$ engine/handlers/pagehandler.php?handler=search&page=$1


And this error after the installation is finished

Not Found
The requested URL /kunden/homepages/37/d344360624/htdocs/elg/engine/handlers/action_handler.php was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Once again, thank you for any help

  • Unfortunately does not work hand decompose

    The site URL, followed by a trailing slash:

    The full path to your site root on your disk, followed by a trailing slash

    The full path to the directory where uploaded files will be stored, followed by a trailing slash:


    htaccess file is only in the Elgg server there is no other

    and here is a bug

    The requested URL /kunden/homepages/37/d344360624/htdocs/elgg/engine/handlers/action_handler.php was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

  • I just checked out your site. It looks like you are trying to install it at www.likesports.pl/ and not www.likesports.pl/elgg/ so that is problem 1. Problem 2 is that it looks like you have some messed up rewrite rules.

  • www.likesports This domain is redirected to a directory called Elgg
    www.likesports.pl address, simply call and starts the installation
    a few hours ago was the site of elg directory is now in Elgg
    domain is redirected to the directory "Elgg" because www.likesports.pl and begins to install
    I'm still in a fix

  • Well, it looks like however you've set up your redirect/rewrite rules are breaking the Elgg rewrite rules. You could try with the simple rewrite rule on this page, debug your other rules, and then finish up the install: http://docs.elgg.org/wiki/Mod_rewrite_test

  • htaccess and I have created such a mistake Cash

    The requested URL /kunden/homepages/37/d344360624/htdocs/modrewrite.php was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    how to get to work? if I write to handle the server?


  • This just shows that your problems have nothing to do with Elgg. Whatever you are doing to forward/rewrite requests from your base directory to your elgg directory are preventing any other rewrite rules from being processed properly. If you're not experienced with this I recommed either

    1. moving Elgg into your root htdocs directory


    2. setting up Apache so that is serves out of htdocs/elgg