Why is rewriting in htaccess not working on this server

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm moving code from a server that served a single domain to one that serves multiple domains. I'm using named virtual hosts to handle the different domains. The url rewriting is not being executed I know that virtual hosts work on that server because the other domains work I know that this particular domain is working because when I hit pingtest.iguiders.com I see the index.html file I left in www/ping/. ('ping' is the dir that pingtest points to because, after my test works, the real domain, ping.iguiders.com will point here) I know that htaccess is generally working on this server because (HowTos)