Attempts to get 2nd page failing

I’ve installed Grav on OS X, using OS X Server.
The initial page works without problem, but adding a 2nd page results in a

Not Found
The requested URL /mypage was not found on this server.

error message. I’ve followed the listed steps (rewrite rule, .htaccess) but can’t get it to work. Any suggestions would be welcome!

Have you checked

Yep, did all of those. Not sure what to do next though.

Did you set up your server according to our blog post series?

Maybe run through that and see if there’s anything you missed.

Clearly you have some issue with either:

  • mod_rewrite not uncommented
  • AllowOverride All not set in the correct Directory block

As the results you are seeing are classic examples of these.

Hi rhukster,

I’ve done all of those things, and i’m still getting a

Not Found
The requested URL /mypage was not found on this server.

error message :-(.
Are there any log files that I should be looking at?

You should check your apache error files. Your problem is definitely related to an apache rewrite setup.

I’m lost on this. The apache error logs don’t show anything wrong at all. I start the server (via the OS X server app) and the only thing that appears in the log is…

[Sat Oct 31 22:12:39.473805 2015] [core:notice] [pid 5332] AH00094: Command line: '/usr/sbin/httpd -D FOREGROUND -f /Library/Server/Web/Config/apache2/httpd_server_app.conf -E /var/log/apache2/error_log -D WEBSERVICE_ON'

I’ve removed and reinstalled Grav, but it still fails in the same way.
All of the changes that have been suggested have been made. Is there anyway to run Apache in a more verbose mode so that I can see is causing the error?

That’s really the only useful log your going to find. At this point i’m not sure how to help other than to say to paste your httpd.conf file and I can have a look in there and see if i see anything obvious.


Finally managed to get back to this.

Find attached the httpd.conf file…

This is the main Apache HTTP server configuration file. It contains the

configuration directives that give the server its instructions.

See URL: for detailed information.

In particular, see


for a discussion of each configuration directive.

Do NOT simply read the instructions in here without understanding

what they do. They’re here only as hints or reminders. If you are unsure

consult the online docs. You have been warned.

Configuration and logfile names: If the filenames you specify for many

of the server’s control files begin with “/” (or “drive:/” for Win32), the

server will use that explicit path. If the filenames do not begin

with “/”, the value of ServerRoot is prepended – so “logs/access_log”

with ServerRoot set to “/usr/local/apache2” will be interpreted by the

server as “/usr/local/apache2/logs/access_log”, whereas “/logs/access_log”

will be interpreted as ‘/logs/access_log’.

ServerRoot: The top of the directory tree under which the server’s

configuration, error, and log files are kept.

Do not add a slash at the end of the directory path. If you point

ServerRoot at a non-local disk, be sure to specify a local disk on the

Mutex directive, if file-based mutexes are used. If you wish to share the

same ServerRoot for multiple httpd daemons, you will need to change at

least PidFile.

ServerRoot “/usr”

Mutex: Allows you to set the mutex mechanism and mutex file directory

for individual mutexes, or change the global defaults

Uncomment and change the directory if mutexes are file-based and the default

mutex file directory is not on a local disk or is not appropriate for some

other reason.

Mutex default:/private/var/run

Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or

ports, instead of the default. See also the


Change this to Listen on specific IP addresses as shown below to

prevent Apache from glomming onto all bound IP addresses.

Listen 80

Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) Support

To be able to use the functionality of a module which was built as a DSO you

have to place corresponding `LoadModule’ lines at this location so the

directives contained in it are actually available before they are used.

Statically compiled modules (those listed by `httpd -l’) do not need

to be loaded here.


LoadModule foo_module modules/

LoadModule authn_file_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule authn_dbm_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule authn_anon_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule authn_dbd_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule authn_socache_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule authn_core_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule authz_host_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule authz_groupfile_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule authz_user_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule authz_dbm_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule authz_owner_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule authz_dbd_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule authz_core_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule authnz_ldap_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule access_compat_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule auth_basic_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule auth_form_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule auth_digest_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule allowmethods_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule file_cache_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule cache_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule cache_disk_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule cache_socache_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule socache_shmcb_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule socache_dbm_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule socache_memcache_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule watchdog_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule macro_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule dbd_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule dumpio_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule echo_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule buffer_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule data_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule ratelimit_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule reqtimeout_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule ext_filter_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule request_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule include_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule filter_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule reflector_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule substitute_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule sed_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule charset_lite_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule deflate_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule xml2enc_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule proxy_html_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule mime_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule ldap_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule log_config_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule log_debug_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule log_forensic_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule logio_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule env_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule mime_magic_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule expires_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule headers_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule usertrack_module libexec/apache2/
##LoadModule unique_id_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule setenvif_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule version_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule remoteip_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule proxy_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule proxy_connect_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule proxy_ftp_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule proxy_http_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule proxy_fcgi_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule proxy_scgi_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule proxy_fdpass_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule proxy_wstunnel_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule proxy_ajp_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule proxy_balancer_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule proxy_express_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule session_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule session_cookie_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule session_dbd_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule slotmem_shm_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule slotmem_plain_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule ssl_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule dialup_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule lbmethod_byrequests_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule lbmethod_bytraffic_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule lbmethod_bybusyness_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule lbmethod_heartbeat_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule unixd_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule heartbeat_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule heartmonitor_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule dav_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule status_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule autoindex_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule asis_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule info_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule cgi_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule dav_fs_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule dav_lock_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule vhost_alias_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule negotiation_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule dir_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule imagemap_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule actions_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule speling_module libexec/apache2/
#LoadModule userdir_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule alias_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule rewrite_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/
LoadModule hfs_apple_module libexec/apache2/

# # If you wish httpd to run as a different user or group, you must run # httpd as root initially and it will switch. # # User/Group: The name (or #number) of the user/group to run httpd as. # It is usually good practice to create a dedicated user and group for # running httpd, as with most system services. # User _www Group _www

‘Main’ server configuration

The directives in this section set up the values used by the ‘main’

server, which responds to any requests that aren’t handled by a

definition. These values also provide defaults for

any containers you may define later in the file.

All of these directives may appear inside containers,

in which case these default settings will be overridden for the

virtual host being defined.

ServerAdmin: Your address, where problems with the server should be

e-mailed. This address appears on some server-generated pages, such

as error documents. e.g.


ServerName gives the name and port that the server uses to identify itself.

This can often be determined automatically, but we recommend you specify

it explicitly to prevent problems during startup.

If your host doesn’t have a registered DNS name, enter its IP address here.


Deny access to the entirety of your server’s filesystem. You must

explicitly permit access to web content directories in other

blocks below.

AllowOverride All Require all denied

Note that from this point forward you must specifically allow

particular features to be enabled - so if something’s not working as

you might expect, make sure that you have specifically enabled it


DocumentRoot: The directory out of which you will serve your

documents. By default, all requests are taken from this directory, but

symbolic links and aliases may be used to point to other locations.

DocumentRoot “/Library/WebServer/Documents”
<Directory “/Library/WebServer/Documents”>
# Possible values for the Options directive are “None”, “All”,
# or any combination of:
# Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews
# Note that “MultiViews” must be named explicitly — “Options All”
# doesn’t give it to you.
# The Options directive is both complicated and important. Please see
# for more information.
Options FollowSymLinks Multiviews
MultiviewsMatch Any

# AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
# It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
#   AllowOverride FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
AllowOverride None

# Controls who can get stuff from this server.
Require all granted

DirectoryIndex: sets the file that Apache will serve if a directory

is requested.

DirectoryIndex index.php index.html

The following lines prevent .htaccess and .htpasswd files from being

viewed by Web clients.

<FilesMatch “^.([Hh][Tt]|[Dd][Ss]_[Ss])”>
Require all denied

<FilesMatch .php$>
SetHandler application/x-httpd-php>

Apple specific filesystem protection.

<Files “rsrc”>
Require all denied

<DirectoryMatch “.*..namedfork”>
Require all denied

ErrorLog: The location of the error log file.

If you do not specify an ErrorLog directive within a

container, error messages relating to that virtual host will be

logged here. If you do define an error logfile for a

container, that host’s errors will be logged there and not here.

ErrorLog “/private/var/log/apache2/error_log”

LogLevel: Control the number of messages logged to the error_log.

Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,

alert, emerg.

LogLevel warn

# # The following directives define some format nicknames for use with # a CustomLog directive (see below). # LogFormat "%h %l %u %t "%r" %>s %b "%{Referer}i" "%{User-Agent}i"" combined LogFormat "%h %l %u %t "%r" %>s %b" common
<IfModule logio_module>
  # You need to enable mod_logio.c to use %I and %O
  LogFormat "%h %l %u %t "%r" %>s %b "%{Referer}i" "%{User-Agent}i" %I %O" combinedio

# The location and format of the access logfile (Common Logfile Format).
# If you do not define any access logfiles within a <VirtualHost>
# container, they will be logged here.  Contrariwise, if you *do*
# define per-<VirtualHost> access logfiles, transactions will be
# logged therein and *not* in this file.
CustomLog "/private/var/log/apache2/access_log" common

# If you prefer a logfile with access, agent, and referer information
# (Combined Logfile Format) you can use the following directive.
#CustomLog "/private/var/log/apache2/access_log" combined
# # Redirect: Allows you to tell clients about documents that used to # exist in your server's namespace, but do not anymore. The client # will make a new request for the document at its new location. # Example: # Redirect permanent /foo
# Alias: Maps web paths into filesystem paths and is used to
# access content that does not live under the DocumentRoot.
# Example:
# Alias /webpath /full/filesystem/path
# If you include a trailing / on /webpath then the server will
# require it to be present in the URL.  You will also likely
# need to provide a <Directory> section to allow access to
# the filesystem path.

# ScriptAlias: This controls which directories contain server scripts. 
# ScriptAliases are essentially the same as Aliases, except that
# documents in the target directory are treated as applications and
# run by the server when requested rather than as documents sent to the
# client.  The same rules about trailing "/" apply to ScriptAlias
# directives as to Alias.
ScriptAliasMatch ^/cgi-bin/((?!(?i:webobjects)).*$) "/Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables/$1"
# # ScriptSock: On threaded servers, designate the path to the UNIX # socket used to communicate with the CGI daemon of mod_cgid. # #Scriptsock cgisock

“/Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables” should be changed to whatever your ScriptAliased

CGI directory exists, if you have that configured.

<Directory “/Library/WebServer/CGI-Executables”>
AllowOverride None
Options None
Require all granted

# # TypesConfig points to the file containing the list of mappings from # filename extension to MIME-type. # TypesConfig /private/etc/apache2/mime.types
# AddType allows you to add to or override the MIME configuration
# file specified in TypesConfig for specific file types.
#AddType application/x-gzip .tgz
# AddEncoding allows you to have certain browsers uncompress
# information on the fly. Note: Not all browsers support this.
#AddEncoding x-compress .Z
#AddEncoding x-gzip .gz .tgz
# If the AddEncoding directives above are commented-out, then you
# probably should define those extensions to indicate media types:
AddType application/x-compress .Z
AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz

# AddHandler allows you to map certain file extensions to "handlers":
# actions unrelated to filetype. These can be either built into the server
# or added with the Action directive (see below)
# To use CGI scripts outside of ScriptAliased directories:
# (You will also need to add "ExecCGI" to the "Options" directive.)
#AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

# For type maps (negotiated resources):
#AddHandler type-map var

# Filters allow you to process content before it is sent to the client.
# To parse .shtml files for server-side includes (SSI):
# (You will also need to add "Includes" to the "Options" directive.)
#AddType text/html .shtml
#AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .shtml

The mod_mime_magic module allows the server to use various hints from the

contents of the file itself to determine its type. The MIMEMagicFile

directive tells the module where the hint definitions are located.

#MIMEMagicFile /private/etc/apache2/magic

Customizable error responses come in three flavors:

1) plain text 2) local redirects 3) external redirects

Some examples:

#ErrorDocument 500 “The server made a boo boo.”
#ErrorDocument 404 /missing.html
#ErrorDocument 404 “/cgi-bin/”
#ErrorDocument 402

MaxRanges: Maximum number of Ranges in a request before

returning the entire resource, or one of the special

values ‘default’, ‘none’ or ‘unlimited’.

Default setting is to accept 200 Ranges.

#MaxRanges unlimited

EnableMMAP and EnableSendfile: On systems that support it,

memory-mapping or the sendfile syscall may be used to deliver

files. This usually improves server performance, but must

be turned off when serving from networked-mounted

filesystems or if support for these functions is otherwise

broken on your system.

Defaults: EnableMMAP On, EnableSendfile Off

#EnableMMAP off
#EnableSendfile on

TraceEnable off

Supplemental configuration

The configuration files in the /private/etc/apache2/extra/ directory can be

included to add extra features or to modify the default configuration of

the server, or you may simply copy their contents here and change as


Server-pool management (MPM specific)

Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-mpm.conf

Multi-language error messages

#Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-multilang-errordoc.conf

Fancy directory listings

Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-autoindex.conf

Language settings

#Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-languages.conf

User home directories

#Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-userdir.conf

Real-time info on requests and configuration

#Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-info.conf

Virtual hosts

Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

Local access to the Apache HTTP Server Manual

#Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-manual.conf

Distributed authoring and versioning (WebDAV)

#Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-dav.conf

Various default settings

#Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-default.conf

Configure mod_proxy_html to understand HTML4/XHTML1

Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/proxy-html.conf

Secure (SSL/TLS) connections

#Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-ssl.conf

Note: The following must must be present to support

starting without SSL on platforms with no /dev/random equivalent

but a statically compiled-in mod_ssl.

SSLRandomSeed startup builtin SSLRandomSeed connect builtin

Include /private/etc/apache2/other/*.conf

uncomment out the below to deal with user agents that deliberately

violate open standards by misusing DNT (DNT must be a specific

end-user choice)

#BrowserMatch “MSIE 10.0;” bad_DNT
#RequestHeader unset DNT env=bad_DNT

---------------------------------------------------------------------- —```
This is the vhosts file…

Virtual Hosts

If you want to maintain multiple domains/hostnames on your

machine you can setup VirtualHost containers for them. Most configurations

use only name-based virtual hosts so the server doesn’t need to worry about

IP addresses. This is indicated by the asterisks in the directives below.

Please see the documentation at


for further details before you try to setup virtual hosts.

You may use the command line option ‘-S’ to verify your virtual host


VirtualHost example:

Almost any Apache directive may go into a VirtualHost container.

The first VirtualHost section is used for all requests that do not

match a ServerName or ServerAlias in any block.

#<VirtualHost *:80>


DocumentRoot “/usr/docs/”



ErrorLog “/private/var/log/apache2/”

CustomLog “/private/var/log/apache2/” common


#<VirtualHost *:80>


DocumentRoot “/usr/docs/”


ErrorLog “/private/var/log/apache2/”

CustomLog “/private/var/log/apache2/” common


Section 3: Virtual Hosts

VirtualHost: If you want to maintain multiple domains/hostnames on your

machine you can setup VirtualHost containers for them. Most configurations

use only name-based virtual hosts so the server doesn’t need to worry about

IP addresses. This is indicated by the asterisks in the directives below.

Please see the documentation at URL:

for further details before you try to setup virtual hosts.

You may use the command line option ‘-S’ to verify your virtual host


Use name-based virtual hosting.

error log says the next line has no effect (Dale, Wed 28th Oct 2015)

NameVirtualHost *:80

VirtualHost example:

Almost any Apache directive may go into a VirtualHost container.

The first VirtualHost section is used for requests without a known

server name.

#<VirtualHost *:80>


DocumentRoot /www/docs/


ErrorLog logs/

CustomLog logs/ common


Dale - Allow for #include of ordinary html files. They need to have their execute bit set

chmod +x pagename.html

XBitHack on

#<VirtualHost *:80>

Options +Includes



DocumentRoot “/Library/WebServer/Documents/websites/”


<Directory “/Library/WebServer/Documents/websites/”>
AllowOverride All
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

<VirtualHost *:80>
Options +Includes
DocumentRoot “/Library/WebServer/Documents/websites/”

Thanks for any help you can give…


I see you have AllowOverride None in your <Directory “/Library/WebServer/Documents”></Directory> section.

This needs to be set to AllowOverride All

Done, and same result. I’ve stopped/restarted Apache from OS X Server app, as well as restarted the machine, but still got…

Not Found

The requested URL /mypage was not found on this server.

Apache Server at Port 80

thanks for the help in any case.

How about putting an AllowOverride All in the last VirtualHost entry (the one with the SeverName

There is already an AllowOverride All in the Directory section for this one (this was in the instructions, and is what I did early on).

Putting it into the VirtualHost block causes the “Welcome to OS X Server” page from being displayed in place of the grav front page it currently has. (I’m not sure if this is what you were suggesting).

Well you definitely have something messed up in your default directory or virtual host settings.

Your rewrite and header modules appear to be enabled ok. If your .htaccess does in fact exist, then it must be a missing AllowOverride All for the vhost to cause it to ignore the .htaccess. There’s not a whole lot of other options as to why it’s not working :slight_smile:

The .htaccess file exists (it was a standard copy of the version from the original.

I’ll keep looking around anyway. Thanks for the time you’ve put into looking at this.