Webmaster Tips » Apache
Pramod S Nair
URL Rewriting is the process of manipulating an URL or a link, which is send to a web server in such a way that the link is dynamically modified at the server to include additional parameters and information along with a server initiated redirection. The web server performs all these manipulations on the fly so that the browser is kept out of the loop regarding the change made in URL and the redirection.
URL Rewriting can benefit your websites and web based applications by providing better security, better visibility or friendliness with Search Engines and helps in keeping the structure of the website more easy to maintain for future changes...
This article explains how to restrict access to directories with HTTP Basic Authentication...
Many webmasters wish they got a lot of traffic to their site. A day may come and their website may be very popular in just one day. This could be a reason that unique article is published on their site, or just a simple change in search position results in major search engines. So you get a lot of traffic, but is your server ready for this? Pages may take seconds to load and many visitors may think that the site is not available right now and go somewhere else.
This article is not a complete guide to Apache's mod_rewrite neither to .htaccess. Its purpose is to help you - the webmaster - to create "mod_rewritten" versions of your dynamic webpages even if you have limited technical knowledge. I won't show you all the tips-and-tricks - my aim is to bring all the complexity of the Apache's documentation to 1-2 pages of human language - easy and fast.
Nathan C. Dickerson
The following is a brief introduction to Apache's htaccess file for web application deployment, distribution, or implementation on shared hosting environments.
The Apache htaccess file is not new; however it seems to only be used by more advanced Apache users and web application developers. This article aims to to point one on the right path to learn about htaccess and Apache directives by outlining how I have used and have seen Apache's htaccess file used in the real world..
Most people on the internet are good, honest people. However, there are some people browsing the internet who derive fun from poking around websites and finding security holes. A few simple tips can help you secure your website in the basic ways. Now, obviously, the subject of data security is a complicated one and way beyond the scope of this column. However, I will address the very basics one should do which will alleviate many potential problems that might allow people to see things they shouldn't.
In this article I will discuss page redirection techniques, what works and what to avoid. What is page redirection and why would you want to use it? Let's say you rename a page on your website, for whatever reason. Perhaps you decided to revamp your entire naming convention, perhaps you decided to restructure your site and need to move pages into different folders, or you just realized that you are missing valuable keywords.
Let's elaborate a bit on the keywords issue, since it is part of your search engine ranking success...
Have you ever noticed that some people have really nice error pages when a page doesn't exist on their site? Wouldn't it be nice if you could make your error page match the rest of your site? Don't fret; you can do it! All you'll need to do is use a handly little file called .htaccess.