On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 18:34:09 -0400, Chris Phoenix
Is it possible? Or do I need to switch service
providers? If so, can
anyone recommend a good one for MediaWiki, with good support (ideally
If your host runs Apache (rather than Microsoft IIS), you can do all
sorts of things to the URLs using "rewrite rules" - although they can
be a bit tricky in practice. Take a look at
for some tips. This
should work regardless of how PHP is installed, since it is purely a
matter of Apache interpretting the URL.
But note also:
Brion Vibber wrote:
>When PHP is run with the normal apachehandler or apache2handler server
>APIs, you can place a slash and additional data after the script
>filename, and it's passed on to the script (index.php/Main_Page).
>MediaWiki uses this preferentially to index.php?title=Main_Page when
>In CGI mode this doesn't work, so setting up rewrite rules is necessary.
So, in other words, if your PHP setup uses the magic Apache module,
you'll get (fairly) pretty URLs "for free" (i.e. no work). If not, or
if you want to eliminate the "/index.php" altogether, see the link
Chris Phoenix cphoenix(a)CRNano.org
Director of Research
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology