Complete Guide to .htaccess Files


Gary Stevens —

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Among the various tools and methods available for customizing your web server, the.htaccess file is a great asset.

Perhaps the simplest and most straightforward tool used by webmasters today, it can dictate the way a site runs and operates “under the hood.” With a few simple additions to your .htaccess file, you can reset the document types quickly, do easy URL redirects, parsing engine and many other useful features for managing and smoothly running a website.

Anyone hoping to effectively manage their website will need to know how to manage their .htaccess file. So, we’ve put together this beginner’s guide to serve as a comprehensive resource for using .htaccess.

We tried to cover everything you need to know about .htaccess and its many use cases. You’ll learn the basics as well as see specific code samples with a brief explanation for practical implementation of each one.

Sound good? Let’s get started.

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