Fun with .htaccess files

Chris Hanscom, aka Veign, a Microsoft MVP and frequent contributor to the Microsoft Expression Web Group, recently posted some links to further information about using the .htaccess file to customize some web site functions, like setting password protected areas or generating custom error (404) pages

If you are on a Linux server then you can use an htaccess file.


htaccess Generator:
.HTACCESS files useful tips and tricks:
Using the .htaccess File:

Even more fun with htaccess:

htpasswd Creator:

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