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How to remove index.php from url using .htaccess (mod_rewrite)

For better SEO optimization and make urls more search engine friendlyremove index.php from URL and make it easier to read.

Remove index.php from URL can be done by writing only two lines in your .htaccess(mod_rewrite in apache) file. Before writing this rule in .htaccess , make sure that your mod_rewrite is enabled(On) in yourapache server. Most probably mod_rewrite is enabled in Linux server but for windows server , you need to contact hosting people to make mod_rewrite enabled. You can check this by looking in phpinfo().

Below is the Rules which will remove index.php from URL using .htaccess. Look at below links for .htaccess rules.
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,9} /([^/]+/)*index.php HTTP/ RewriteRule ^(([^/]+/)*)index.php$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/ [R=301,NS,L]

Redirect 301 means Moved Permanently so most search engines willremove index.php from URL.

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