Apache “rewrite rule” for REST API

Here’s how you can configure your Apache webserver for a REST API, without using rewrite rules (thus: you don’t need the rewrite engine). Simply add the following line to your <VirtualHost>:

AliasMatch ^/api/rest/v1/(.*)$ /var/www/[mywebsite]/htdocs/api/rest/v1/index.php

In index.php, you can read the parameters like so:

&lt;?php
   $path = preg_replace('~^/rest/v1/~', '', $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME']);
   $parts = explode('/', $path);
   var_dump($parts);
?&gt;

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