Getting a 500 Server Error after adding an htaccess file in Magento root

When trying to get server rewrites to work in Magento, you will need to ensure that the .htaccess file is in the Magento root directory.

On many shared hosting accounts such as GoDaddy and 1and1 you will get a "500" error from the server after enabling the appropriate settings.

Go into your .htaccess file and uncomment the "RewriteBase" directive, changing it to your folder's name.

Here's the catch for those of you not running in a virtual folder: Still uncomment it, but make it read: RewriteBase \ (that's a "backwards slash")

Vee-ola - Your site is up!


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