for a new software module we want to use a combination of .htaccess and mod_rewrite.
However we are unsure how many hosting service providers support this combination - i.e. the ability to run .htaccess and mod_rewrite.
I have been told by programmers that these two functions are and have always been ON by default on Apache servers - so that basically almost anyone these days using an Apache based hosting account (virtual or not)has these functions supported.
Is this correct? Or are the programmers optimistic?
Is there any way to find out if most hosting companies turn off these functions for security reasons?
Any advice or direction on where I can find more info would be much appreciated.