lucy24 - 8:02 pm on Oct 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
or something in my /conf/ file. (vhost.conf)
So you do have access to the config file. Then you don't need to have anything in htaccess-- and especially not mod_rewrite. Put it in the appropriate <directory> section in config instead.
In mod_rewrite, inner rules override outer rules. Outer rules don't kick in at all unless you're set RewriteOptions to inherit (never the default).
Someone else will have to explain how this works when "inner" is htaccess and "outer" is config of some type, because it isn't deducible from the docs :(