Solvedangular 404 on route refresh in angular 4

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Current behavior

I created a new component in angular 4 added its route 'account'. When i run ng serve. Home page opens and there is a link to account page. On clicking account page link account page opens. If i refresh page , it works

Problem is when i make build with ng build and upload build on apache. If i click on 'account' link, account page opens. But if i refresh or try open account route directly i get 404 error.

If i add 'use hash', then it works with '#', but i don't want this.

I am using angular 4.2.4

Expected behavior

Every route on build should work on page refresh or directly opened


Angular version: 4.2.4
23 Answers

✔️Accepted Answer

Got it working

Just adding .htaccess in root

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine on

    # Don't rewrite files or directories
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ - [L]

    # Rewrite everything else to index.html
    # to allow html5 state links
    RewriteRule ^ index.html [L]

Other Answers:

In case people are using Nginx - this works:

location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.html?$query_string;

This isn't a problem with Angular.
You need to configure a fallback route on your server to serve up your index.html file when a route cant be matched

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