Invalid command ‘Header’ in htaccess

You might encounter an error in your /etc/apache2/error.log stating:


[Tue Feb 01 00:57:02 2011] [alert] [client] /home/cliper/lampen/.htaccess: 
Invalid command 'Header', perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration

This is because mod_rewrite is not loaded. In my case, I suspected that mod_headers was not enabled.

So in terminal I did


a2enmod headers


and restart apache2


/etc/init.d/apache2 restart


For hosted sites, you might contact your system administrator or in your cpanel.


System: Debian

Apache ver: 2.2.9 (Debian)



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