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Very elementary .htaccess question
Which platforms?

 2:05 pm on Jul 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Short question: Is .htaccess only for *nix systems, or is it useful on a Windows platform as well?



 2:09 pm on Jul 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

hi photon,

it works as well on windows. the only limitation is, that it is for the apache webserver only - the plattform does not matter at all.


 2:13 pm on Jul 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

The .htaccess is a feature of the Apache web server. As far as I know, the Apache implementation for windows also can work with a .htaccess. I don't know if other web server products (MS-IIS, BEA, ...) have copied that design.



 6:02 pm on Jul 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

hakre, Romeo--

Thanks for the quick replies.

I'm off to go read up on .htaccess. Any information on useful guides for beginners is welcome.


 6:20 pm on Jul 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Apache publishes a how to [httpd.apache.org] page and a tutorial [apache-server.com]. Searching Google for htaccess tutorial will give you lots of other choices.


 12:40 am on Jul 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thank you Mohamed_E for those links. I had done a search, but had difficulty finding information at the level I currently need. The resources you've suggested look like they will be very educational for me.


 11:40 am on Jul 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

The only webserver software I'm aware of other than Apache which supports .htaccess files is Zeus - and that only supports a subset of Apache's .htaccess capabilities.

Although you can get Apache on Windows to use .htaccess files successfully, Apache runs best on a UNIX/Linux/FreeBSD server.

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