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  • What is .htaccess and how can it help me with Google?

    What is .htaccess and how can it help me with Google?

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    Re: What is .htaccess and how can it help me with Google?

    What you can do with your .htaccess totally depends on your site and server. For example if you have such URLs (www.domain.com?category=22&product=12) you may turn them into www.domain.com/apparel/tshirts/yourproduct
    All translation could be done using the .htaccess file.

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      The usage of .htaccess:

      Authorization, authentication
      .htaccess files are often used to specify the security restrictions for the particular directory, hence the filename "access". The .htaccess file is often accompanied by a .htpasswd file which stores valid usernames and their passwords.[3]
      Rewriting URLs
      Servers often use .htaccess to rewrite long, overly comprehensive URLs to shorter and more memorable ones.
      Blocking
      Use allow/deny to block users by IP address or domain. Also, use to block bad bots, rippers and referrers.
      SSI
      Enable server-side includes.
      Directory listing
      Control how the server will react when no specific web page is specified.
      Customized error responses
      Changing the page that is shown when a server-side error occurs, for example HTTP 404 Not Found.
      MIME types
      Instruct the server how to treat different varying file types.
      Cache Control
      .htaccess files allow a server to control caching by web browsers and proxies to reduce bandwidth usage, server load, and perceived lag.
      .htaccess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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