I googled quiet some time on using custom links for your site on windows using XAMPP. All of them suggested me to uncomment line for ‘mod_rewrite’, set AllowOverride to All. I tried this but it still faced same issue, a 404 error page.
Then I came to one more solution that I tried an bingooo!, it worked like charm. Just to keep note and save some time of other developers , I am putting all steps here . First 2, 3 steps are commonly suggested.
- Open your apache conf file “httpd.conf” in any editor of your choice.
- Search “mod_rewrite.so”, you may encounter line as follows –
#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
- Remove the comment “#”.
- Find “AccessFileName” , you may see a line like –
“AccessFileName ht.acl” change it to “AccessFileName htaccess.txt”.
- Create “htaccess.txt” in sites root directory.
- Restart apache
Thats it, you are done!