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What is mod_rewrite and is it enabled by default?
What is mod_rewrite and is it enabled by default?
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Written by Carlos Escalante
Updated over a week ago

At StableHost we've taken steps to empower your website with advanced capabilities right from the start. One such feature is the enabling of mod_rewrite by default on all our hosting accounts. Now, you might be wondering, what exactly is mod_rewrite and why is it important for your website?

Mod_rewrite is a powerful Apache module that enables you to modify URLs on the fly. In simpler terms, it allows you to create SEO-friendly, user-friendly, and easy-to-remember URLs for your website. This means transforming complex, dynamic URLs into clean, structured, and meaningful web addresses. For example, it can turn a link like "" into ""

By enabling mod_rewrite by default, we're putting the power of this essential feature directly into your hands from the moment you set up your website with us. You don't need to worry about complex configurations or settings โ€“ it's ready to use right out of the box. This not only saves you time and effort but also ensures that you can immediately take advantage of the SEO benefits and enhanced user experience that mod_rewrite offers.

Whether you're setting up a blog, an e-commerce store, or a corporate website, mod_rewrite plays a crucial role in shaping your online presence.

If you have any questions about mod_rewrite or need assistance in utilizing its features, our support team is always here to help. You can contact us here.

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