HTACCESS Tricks & Tips


Sep 29, 2015

Here are some useful tips, and tricks for things you can or may want to do with your Dream Host account using htaccess


SetEnv TZ America/Chicago

This will allow PHP to out put your current time instead of the server's time.
List of Timezones:

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Sep 22, 2015   ByVIRAL PATEL

Apache web servers has a great way to manipulate information using .htaccess files. .htaccess (hypertext access) is the default name of a directory-level configuration file that allows for decentralized management of web server configuration. The .htaccess file is placed inside the web tree, and is able to override a subset of the server’s global configuration; the extent of this subset is defined by the web server administrator. The original purpose of .htaccess was to allow per-directory access control (e.g. requiring a password to access the content), hence the name. Nowadays .htaccess can override many other configuration settings, mostly related to content control, e.g. content type and character set, CGI handlers, etc.

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Sep 17, 2015

The .htaccess file is a small text document that generally sits in the same location as your index.php or index.htm pages. It gives you the ability to interact with Apache on an individual domain-to-domain and directory-to-directory basis.

You can place the htaccess file anywhere where you'd like to control the flow of visitors. So for instance you can protect directories and redirect the traffic visiting those pages. This page will show you how to use the .htaccess file to redirect your visitors in different ways. Note that this is a powerful system file, if the syntax is incorrect in anyway, it could render your site unusable. Always take a backup.

Check out the 301 redirect tutorial at for more information on creating search engine friendly redirects

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THE Ultimate .htaccess Guide

Htaccess is a very ancient configuration file that controls the Web Server running your website, and is one of the most powerful configuration files you will ever come across. .htaccess has the ability to control access of the WWW's HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) using Password Protection, 301 Redirects, rewrites, and much much more. This is because this configuration file was coded in the earliest days of the web (HTTP), for one of the first Web Servers ever! Eventually these Web Servers (configured with htaccess) became known as the World Wide Web, and eventually grew into the Internet we use today.

This is not an introduction to .htaccess… This is the evolution of the best of the best. You've come to the right place if you are looking to acquire mad skills for using .htaccess files. Originally (2003) this guide was known in certain hacker circles and hidden corners of the net as an ultimate .htaccess due to the powerful htaccess tricks and tips to bypass security on a webhost, and also because many of the tricks and examples were pretty impressive back then in that group.

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