Making sense of Bitnami Apache confs

Apache Conf

The main conf file for Apache is at /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/httpd.conf

This file loads (sources) Bitnami specific conf files. Since these files are loaded at the end of the main Apache conf file, they’ll override the settings in the main conf.

/opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/httpd.conf in turn loads these two respectively at the end

Include "/opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami/bitnami.conf"

Include "/opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami/httpd.conf"

SSL Conf

There are 3 conf files that deal with Apache SSL inside the /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf folder

  • httpd.conf
  • bitnami/bitnami.conf
  • extra/httpd-ssl.conf

If you are using the SSL configuration file extra/httpd-ssl.conf, this is where you’ll add the WordPress .htaccess stuff for pretty permaliks and rewrite rules and add AllowOverride All and Options FollowSymLinks directives.

.htaccess and WordPress

The file is this: