Apache PHP project root handler / front controller pattern
I'm running Apache 2.4 locally using php. My goal is each time I make a request it will link to the root of the project folder,
http://localhost/project_root/ is requested and links to
a second example:
http://localhost/project_root/foo/bar would link to
Where the final idea is that
http://localhost/project_root/index.php handles redirections and loading of resources.
Thanks in advance and any suggestions are welcome.
For this sort of thing I place an
.htaccessfile in the root of the application:
This passes in the remaining portion of the url as
$_GET['q'], and preserves any other parameters as well.
You'll need to make sure
mod_rewriteis enabled in Apache, and AllowOverride is set to
allin your sites-enabled.
What you are looking for is to implement a front controller
To do so you need to use mod_rewrite to force all .php requests to go to your front controller.
The following can go in your .htaccess or apache config (httpd.conf)
You don't need to use mod_rewrite to implement a front-controller pattern, as suggested in the other answers. Apache mod_dir provides the
FallbackResourcedirective. For example:
This states that for any request that would normally trigger a "404 Not Found", internally rewrite the request to
This is equivalent to the mod_rewrite solution in @rmcfrazier's answer.