The default LAMP installation on Ubuntu 6.10 server doesn’t include mod_rewrite module.
This module is required by WordPress MU.
I tried to install a WordPress MU on my Ubuntu server with LAMP.
To install mod_rewrite, run command as below:

sudo a2enmod rewrite

There is still another issue for WordPress MU installation. It is need a smtp service to send password to registered user.
If you do not have a postfix server on your Ubuntu, you’d better install this server first. Otherwise you can not active your account and your WordPress MU.

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10 Replies to “How to install a mod_rewrite on Ubuntu

  1. Thank you for this post. Trying to get it done on my ubuntu server, not a tech geek 🙂 Need the mod_rewrite for WP (have many WP cir on that server) Could you help me getting that ‘installed’ ?

  2. Thank you for this post. Trying to get it done on my ubuntu server, not a tech geek 🙂 Need the mod_rewrite for WP (have many WP cir on that server) Could you help me getting that ‘installed’ ?

  3. Very very grateful for this little tip! I wasn’t looking forward to editing my servers cryptic config files manually, and thanks to you I haven’t had to! 5 stars and an A+ 😀

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