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Default .htaccess file

What is the purpose of .htaccess file ? How to use this file
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It has many purposes but its main purpose is to act as a basic password protection lock for a directory. There are many tutorials available on the net. The one I used was the one of the Apache website


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The .htaccess file may also be used to specify PHP ini configuration settings.

For example:
When the following is placed in a file called ".htaccess" the PHP scripts contained in the same directory as the ".htaccess" file will execute with the configuration changes specified in the file.

AddType application/x-httpd-php .html 

php_value register_globals 0
php_value error_reporting 0
php_flag expose_php off
php_value session.gc_probability 75
php_value arg_separator.output &
php_value arg_separator.input &;
.html files will be parsed by the PHP interpreter, register_globals will be turned off, error_reporting will be turned off.. etc.


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PHP & .htaccess get along very nicely with each other. You can actually check if some directives have been set by Apache with .htacess using PHP!

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