Where do I find out where to put the following from your requirements page:

  • You can use the Apache 'mod_rewrite' extension to allow for clean URLs.
  • The Apache Virtualhost configuration must contain the directive AllowOverride All to allow Backdrop's .htaccess file to be used.
  • Sample Apache Virtualhost configuration:
      DocumentRoot "/path/to/backdrop"
      ServerName example.com 
      AllowOverride All 

I believe you all have good intentions, but just don't realize that what is obvious to you isn't to someone not already steeped in web frameworks. If you tell me "if you don't know what this means, you shouldn't be installing Backdrop-CMS" -- I'll say re-read your principles.


The vast majority of web hosts already have these settings so you probably don't need to do anything about them.

ok... I was a business systems s/w developer and haven't had to get into this level of nitty-gritty'nes. I wouldn't have a clue where these settings get made.