htaccess and its Functions

(Ping! Zine Issue 12d) – .htaccess is a file used for security of files and directories on your server where your site is hosted. “ht” stands for “hypertext”, and .htaccess originally controlled access for each directory through, for instance, the requirement of a password for access. .htaccess has now developed into a powerful root file with the authority and power to override other config settings, including CGI, handles, and character set. .htaccess can override any particular server’s global configuration, placing files within the web tree and configuring a particular directory and all of its subdirectories.

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