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Category Archive: .htaccess

Posts about Apache and .htaccess

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.htaccess enable compression

Two quick code snippets for compressing your file output with Apache’s mod_deflate (gzip). Compressing your content is a great way to improve performance by decreasing the amount of data that is sent to the client.

Force file download with .htaccess

Here is a quick .htaccess snippet that will force files to download instead of displaying in the browser. This method works for any site running on an Apache server.

.htaccess template for custom directory views

Here is an .htaccess template for displaying a customized directory with file view enabled, such that all files except for those indicated are displayed as a list.

Protect files with .htaccess

Here are some examples of how to use .htaccess to protect any sensitive files on the server.

Limit HTTP Request Size

This .htaccess snippet can be used to restrict the total size of the HTTP request body sent from the client.

Create .htaccess files on OS X and Windows

This is a quick tutorial on how to create .htaccess files on Windows (PC) and OS X (Mac). This post also explains a bit about how .htaccess files work, and how to view them on various operating systems.

.htaccess Force GET or POST Requests

Here is how to force all HTTP requests to be either GET or POST. Easy to modify technique can be used for other types of requests as well.

Set PHP Limits with .htaccess

A quick summary of some of the PHP limits that can be set via the .htaccess file.

Browse your local files via browser

Ultra-quick tip for viewing/browsing files on your local machine in any browser.

Whitelist POST access with .htaccess

Here is how to whitelist POST requests for a specific file. For example, you can protect chat, forum, and other heavily targeted scripts from malicious acitivity.

Protect .svn files with .htaccess

For those using subversion, here is how to protect your svn files with .htaccess.

Set X-UA-Compatible via .htaccess

It’s relatively well known that you can set X-UA-Compatible headers with HTML.. here is how to do it with a bit of .htaccess.