Support » Plugin: W3 Total Cache » Apache Alias support problem with Path string

  • W3TC Will install correctly; e.g. install wp-config.php changes as well as place dropins into the wp-content folder however it will fail to write to .htaccess if the alias path does not match the file path ; note the server configured documentroot is a different path on the same folder level as the aliases.

    For proof I created a new installation of wordpress and modified the path in the alias.

    Alias /testalias /var/www/ta
    DocumentRoot /var/www/testaliasroot
    <Directory /var/www/ta >
    Options +ExecCGI +FollowSymLinks +MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
    Order allow,deny
    allow from all

    If the wordpress installation is uses Alias /testalias /var/www/testalias and the wordpress is installed in /var/www/testalias then the w3tc find the .htaccess file and works as expected.

    if the wordpress installation uses Alias /testalias /var/www/ta and the worpress installation is in /var/www/ta then the .htaccess file will be incorrectly reported.

    There is a patch I have pointed to before

    Which suggests that the code needs to be caught up with Apache Aliases.

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