I was trying to learn how to edit and make a .htaccess file using a tutorial found at corz.org, I copied an existing .htaccess file from another site on my localhost and pasted the following content in it the follow:
RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^(.*)\.html$ $a.php [NC]
I was trying to learn how to redirect HTML pages to some PHP page.
My questions are:
- I tried doing Right Click > New > Text Document > Renaming it '.htaccess'. It should work but it gave an error that I must provide file name. But when I pasted .htaccess file here it was pasted successfully... Why is this? the same rules should apply to .htaccess file and it should generate some error.
- I have pasted the exact code and checked for any space UN-intentionally left, but still internal server error 500 occurs. Why is this?
Note: I am using Microsoft Windows and Wamp version 2.2