Lite version limitations

Lite version of ISAPI_Rewrite shares the same rewrite engine and features but with the following limitations:

  • No support for distributed .htaccess configurations, directory and web site level configurations. Only one global httpd.conf configuration file will be loaded from Lite version installation folder.
  • No support for <VirtualHost>, <Directory>, <DirectoryMatch>, <Files>, <FilesMatch>, <Location> and <LocationMatch> tags.
  • There is no proxy module in Lite version, thus all proxy related functions like RewriteProxy directive and [P] flag will be ignored.
  • No manual installation package for Lite version to install in a shared hosting environment.

ISAPI_Rewrite Lite is completely free and it is a good solution for development or testing purposes and for small servers that host only a few web sites and don’t require distributed configurations or proxy functions.