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Clean URLs On Drupal and NearlyFreeSpeech

  • Posted on: 20 July 2015
  • By: davis

Finally got this working. I couldn't enable clean URLs on NearlyFreeSpeech's hosting. If you're like me and can't go anywhere in your Drupal installation but your homepage, read on.

Here's what you need to do:

In your Drupal site root, you're going to need to download and edit the .htaccess file. Open it with Notepad++

Comment out the Order Directive using the "#" symbol

Switching From Rackspace to NearlyFreeSpeech

  • Posted on: 13 July 2015
  • By: davis

I had some growing pains switching from Rackspace to NearlyFreeSpeech today. I needed to port four Wordpress sites and a Drupal installation. I encountered quite a few stumbling blocks along the way, mostly due to the way NearlyFreeSpeech configures their permissions.

To get new Wordpress installations working on NearlyFreeSpeech:

SSH into your server with Putty. You will be dropped in /home/public by default. Wordpress files need to belong to the "web" group. Use the following commands