I am running internationalized magento stores under sub-directories with sys-links created for every sub-directory and own index.php and .htaccess

  • fashion.co.uk - default store
  • fashion.com - enter page
  • fashion.com/us/ - American store view
  • fashion.com/eu/ - European store view
  • fashion.com/au/ - Australian store view


When accessing any of the internationalized stores, the URLs can not be accessed as of 404 error. When I disable Use Web Server Rewrites for these stores the URLs are accessible as:

  • www.fashion.com/us/index.php/new/bras

When above is enabled the accessed link looks like below but 404 error appears.

  • www.fashion.com/us/new/bras - 404

How do I remove/rewrite the index.php from all the urls making all the links work?


The 'default store' is simply under 'public_html' directory and within root I have internationalized sub-directories.

The 'default store' has:

  • Add Store Code to URLs: No
  • Auto-redirect to Base URL: No
  • Use Web Server Rewrites: Yes

The 'American, European & Australian store view' has:

  • Use Web Server Rewrites: Yes
  • Base & Secure URL: http:// www.fashion.com/us/
  • Base & Secure URL: http:// www.fashion.com/eu/
  • Base & Secure URL: http:// www.fashion.com/au/
  • Base URLs: Use Website

.htaccess (Addon)

SetEnvIf Host www\.fashion\.com/us/ MAGE_RUN_CODE=us_en
SetEnvIf Host www\.fashion\.com/us/ MAGE_RUN_TYPE=store
SetEnvIf Host ^fashion\.com/us/ MAGE_RUN_CODE=us_en
SetEnvIf Host ^fashion\.com/us/ MAGE_RUN_TYPE=store

SetEnvIf Host www\.fashion\.com/eu/ MAGE_RUN_CODE=eu_en
SetEnvIf Host www\.fashion\.com/eu/ MAGE_RUN_TYPE=store
SetEnvIf Host ^fashion\.com/eu/ MAGE_RUN_CODE=eu_en
SetEnvIf Host ^fashion\.com/eu/ MAGE_RUN_TYPE=store

SetEnvIf Host www\.fashion\.com/au/ MAGE_RUN_CODE=au_en
SetEnvIf Host www\.fashion\.com/au/ MAGE_RUN_TYPE=store
SetEnvIf Host ^fashion\.com/au/ MAGE_RUN_CODE=au_en
SetEnvIf Host ^fashion\.com/au/ MAGE_RUN_TYPE=store

1 Answer 1


This .htaccess can't work. /us and so on are not part of the host name (I.e. the domain)

For your desired setup it's probably the best to set "add store code to URL" to "yes"


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