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8 uses of the htaccess file in Apache

Nov 10, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Uan Valencia)

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"The file .htaccess allows us to change some of the settings of a server for a particular directory and it's subdirectories. While it is preferable to make this type of configurations in the server configuration file itself by the use of a section, sometimes we simply don't have access to this configuration file, specially when we have a shared hosting account. Most shared hosting providers allows us to make changes to the behavior of the server only in this way.

"The .htaccess file is a simple text file that we name like this, note the dot at the beginning of the file name for this is important. We can edit this file in our favorite text editor, and then upload it to our server, placing it in the folder where we want to alter the default behavior."

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