How to Enable Apache Mod_Rewrite on Ubuntu

Enable mod_rewrite

Enable any Apache module using the a2enmod command.
Command below on your Ubuntu server:

$ sudo a2enmod rewrite

In case the module is already enabled on your server, you will get an alert message.

Apache Mod_Rewrite

Restart Apache once you make any change to its configuration.
Type the command below on a terminal window:

$ sudo systemctl restart apache2

Server is now ready to accept rewrite rules.