How to Use .htaccess File and mod_rewrite to Improve Your Website

The .htaccess file is a configuration file for Apache web servers that allows website administrators to customize server settings and add configuration rules on a directory-by-directory basis. Utilizing the .htaccess file adds a very small amount (milliseconds) of latency to your website because the web server has to process extra rules. Therefore it is recommended that the .htaccess file only be used when you don’t have access to the main server configuration file. That would likely be the case if you do not operate your own servers and your website is hosted on a shared hosting environment. The most common […]

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