.htaccess tips and tricks

Friday, 13 October 2006, 7:10 PM EST

Usually, when you host a website on a shared server, you are not provided any rights or access to modify the main configuration file (http.conf or apache2.conf depending on the OS on which the webserver runs) of the apache webserver. So you are severely constrained about changing the parameters of the web server (called server directives) and have to rely exclusively on the systems administrator manning the remote server.

This is where the .htaccess file has its use. By creating this hidden file in the root folder (or any sub folder) of your website, it is possible to set/unset almost all the server directives that can be set in the apache main configuration file.

At All About Linux.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Crowdsourcing your bug bounty program

David Levin, Director of Information Security at Western Union, talks about crowdsourcing their bug bounty program and the lessons learned along the way.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Mon, Mar 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //