Websites that are using the rewrite module for Apache are inaccessible with the HTTP Error 500.
Error like the following could be found in Apache logs in Domains > example.com > Logs or in
[core:alert] [client 203.0.113.2:40913] /var/www/vhosts/example.com/httpdocs/.htaccess: Invalid command 'RewriteEngine', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration
rewrite_modulefor Apache is not loaded:
# httpd -M | grep -i rewrite
Main websites' pages work, but permalinks result in a 404 error, with no log entries.
Rewrite module for Apache is disabled.
- Log in to Plesk.
- Go to Tools & Settings > Apache Web Server > Apache modules.
- Check rewrite and click OK.