Solution to GoDaddy .htaccess Problem

 

Recently, Gododdy hosting is having various issues with .htaccess and its nightmare for Joomla! administrator if you are running SEF URL or using product like sh404SEF.

 

 

 

Please try following possible solution to address your problem.

 

1

In Joomla! Turn OFF all the SEF options.

 

2

Its important to know, GoDaddy does not process the .htaccess immediately. It can take up to 24 to 48 hours for your .htaccess file to process.

 

3

Remove existing .htaccess from the server and use the htaccess.txt file delivered with out of the box Joomla.

 

4

Rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess

 

5

Use notepad to edit the .htaccess file. At the top of the .htaccess file add following lines:

AddHandler x-httpd-php5 .php
AddHandler x-httpd-php .php4

6

Uncomment the “RewriteBase /” line remove the #

 

Notice: If you are hosting multiple domains with godaddy shared linux hosting you will have one “primary domain” and other domain(s). You have to change “RewriteBase /” to the sub folder where you domain points for example

domain1.com points to sub folder domain1

“RewriteBase /domain1” (without quotation!)

Note: Sometime it even works with RewriteBase / for other domains. Its tricky!

 

7

Save the .htaccess file and upload the file to your server. Once the file is uploaded turn “ON” SEF options in Joomla!

 

 

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Hassan Janjua is a Sacramento, CA, USA based web designer specializing in Joomla! development. Hassan is involved in many aspects of the Joomla! and open source content management community. Hassan holds project manager postion with JoomClan.com where he is managing 3rd party Joomla! extensions like JoomRSS, JoomListings, JoomClip, and JoomDocs. Hassan has more than 8 years of experience in Mambo and Joomla!.

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