Category Archive: .htaccess
Posts about Apache and .htaccess
In general, chat scripts are huge targets for malicious activity. My chat plugin, Simple Ajax Chat is no exception, and includes strong security measures to protect against attack.
Working with .htaccess for stuff like file uploads, it’s frequently necessary to convert between kilobytes and megabytes.
Everyone loves WMV! Not! Jokes aside, here’s what finally worked for me when trying to force download Windows Media Video (WMV) files.
Back in January of 2011, Chris Coyier posted a sweet .htaccess technique for setting up Simpler Login URLs in WordPress. This is a follow-up technique that’s slightly improved..
Here is a list of the most common file-types for Apache’s mod_expires, which is used for configuring expires headers for better cache control.
Here is a quick cheat-sheet for redirecting URLs with .htaccess.
For WordPress users there are at least three great plugins that make maintenance mode just dead-simple. Even so, here is how to do it with .htaccess.
.htaccess enables us to easily clean up 404 errors and other misdirected HTTP traffic for better SEO. Here are some canonical snippets for WordPress and beyond.
Here is how to redirect specific URL requests to a PHP script for further processing, etc. Very useful for monitoring HTTP activity, logging errors, and more.
In addition to www canonicalization, you can also canonicalize the HTTP protocol, redirecting HTTP to HTTPS (or vice versa) with .htaccess.
Devices and bots are often searching for different versions of the Apple Touch Icon. Here is a quick slice of .htaccess to redirect all apple-icon requests to apple.png.
When developing sites, an easy way to keep things private is to use .htaccess to restrict access based on IP address.