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htaccess question

3:04 am on Aug 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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dumb-sounding question but do htaccess files work on any server .. or just just linux.

i'm considering a windows server for a particular site but want to make sure htaccess will work first.

3:07 am on Aug 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It isn't the server's operating system, it is the web server software. .htaccess files are for Apache, which usually runs on a Linux/Unix server but can run on Windows.

By far the most common web server software for Windows is IIS - which does not support .htaccess files. Ask your potential new host whether they run IIS or Apache.