43 .htaccess Tricks

Okay, the titles a little inaccurate but 43 Folders posted a link to a great Wikipedia article full of .htaccess goodness.

.htaccess is a configuration file that you can drop into your website to achieve lots of cool stuff such as:

  • Password Protection
  • Hotlinking prevention
  • Redirects
  • Preventing search engines from crawling your content
  • Lots and lots more.

The syntax for using .htaccess is a little scary looking but with the examples on the Wikipedia page and the links given to external resources on the page you’ll be flying in no time.