[Mediawiki-l] Redirects and such

P. Kerim friedman kerim.mail at oxus.net
Tue Jul 27 19:38:01 UTC 2004

I have been able to get my wiki up and configured quite easily, 
although modifying the navigation box took some figuring out. However, 
the one last thing I want to do is to figure out how to modify the URLs 
using Apache rewrite rules. I don't have access to httpd.conf on my 
hosted site, just .htaccess files. But when I tried the hint in 
<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Rewrite_rules> nothing happened. 
Moreover, I want to also change the base URL, as I use URL forwarding 
on my site. Any help would be appreciated! Please see below for more 


My Wiki URL:


How I would like it to look like:


As you see, my actual domain is "oxus.net" not "oxusnet.net" which is 
the domain of the hosting computer. Also, I would like to remove the 
offending "index.php/" from the URL, I see it is not there on the main 

On most software I've installed myself, I've been able to set up a 
"base URL" using the config file, but I don't see that here in 
MediaWiki. As far as removing the "index.php/" is concerned, the 
instructions on the "rewrite_rules" page don't seem to work for me. My 
host's tech support (hostmatters.com) told me that the rules specify 
the exact same URL structure I already have, so there is no difference!

Thanks for your help!!!

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