Category Archive: .htaccess
Posts about Apache and .htaccess
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.
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.
A quick summary of some of the PHP limits that can be set via the .htaccess file.
Ultra-quick tip for viewing/browsing files on your local machine in any browser.
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.
For those using subversion, here is how to protect your svn files with .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.
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. Aimed at the free version of SAC, this quick tutorial shows a simple Apache/.htaccess technique to further strengthen plugin security.
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.