Install CakePHP on ServerFreak


To get CakePHP to work with ServerFreak or any other hosting (e.g. IPSERVERONE, 1&1, Godaddy) that serves from a user directory that already uses mod_rewrite, all you have to do is add RewriteBase statements to the .htaccess files that CakePHP uses:

  • /.htaccess
  • /app/.htaccess
  • /app/webroot/.htaccess

Here’s how they should look like after modification.


<ifmodule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^$ app/webroot/ [L]
RewriteRule (.*) app/webroot/$1 [L]


<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^$ /webroot/ [L]
RewriteRule (.*) /webroot/$1 [L]


<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?url=$1 [QSA,L]

Once you have completed all the steps above, you should have a working CakePHP installation!

Source: 3.3.4 Apache and mod_rewrite (and .htaccess)

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