If you deploy a WordPress website on Google Cloud Hosting you should know that the AllowOverwrite is None by default and you can’t use the .htaccess for caching and security filters.
In order to make Hide My WP Ghost work on Google Cloud Platform just follow the next steps to activate the rewrite rules:
mod_rewrite in Apache
There are many ways to enable
mod_rewrite in case it’s not yet enabled by Google Cloud. You can find some answers here: How to enable mod_rewrite for Apache 2.2.
It’s not hard to setup the Apache on Google. All you need to do is to access the SSH built into your Google Cloud Platform Deployment Manager and follow the command-line actions.
Once you click on SSH button, the Google SSH console will load. To check if mod_rewrite is enabled in apache run this command:
$: a2enmod rewrite
Enable Apache AllowOverride
To enable the .htaccess rewrites, you need to edit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and make sure that it is configured with
AllowOverride All instead of the default
AllowOverride None for your web root directory. This tells apache it is ok for settings in .htaccess files to override settings. Use this command to modify the file.
sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
Once you’re in there, find the right spot and change it.
<Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride ALL <----(edit from none) Require all granted </Directory>
Save the file changes with Ctrl + X and then press Y .
After you’ve made that change, make sure to restart the server:
sudo service apache2 restart
.htaccessshould work and you can use caching and security filters and also activate Hide My WP Ghost to hide the WordPress common paths.