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How to remove index.php from your Magento site URL

How to remove index.php from your Magento site URL


This article shows you how to remove “index.php” from your web address of your Magento store. This method works only if mod_rewrite is enabled; however, if you are a Nexcess client, this is enabled by default.


  1. From the Admin Panel, select System > Configuration.

  2. From the Configuration menu, in the General section, click Web.

  3. In the Search Engines Optimization section, from the Use Web Server Rewrites drop-down menu, click Yes.

  4. In the Secure section, from the Use Secure URLs in Frontend drop-down list, click Yes. Though this step is not strictly necessary, it will make your site more secure.

  5. Click Save Config.

  6. Flush your Magento cache using the directions provided in How to flush your Magento cache

  7. Check your website, which should now lack “index.php” in the URL. If it is still present, repeat the procedure, or contact our Support Team as directed below.

For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our Support Team by email or through the Client Portal.

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