301 Redirects – .htaccess vs WordPress plugin

When it comes to performing 301 redirects, both .htaccess and WordPress plugins have their advantages and disadvantages, and the choice largely depends on your specific needs, technical skills, and the scale of your website. What is .htaccess? Most WordPress hosting companies use Apache as their web server, and in such environments, .htaccess is commonly used … Read more

.htaccess and WordPress – Beginner’s Guide

The .htaccess file, short for ‘Hypertext Access’, is a powerful configuration file used by Apache web servers. It enables website administrators to override the server’s global settings for the directory in which the .htaccess file is placed, and all its subdirectories. This means that without having to modify the main server configuration files, which often … Read more

How to view and edit .htaccess file

The original purpose of .htaccess (hypertext access) was to allow per-directory access control (e.g. requiring a password to access the content), hence the name. Nowadays .htaccess can override many other configuration settings, mostly related to content control, e.g. content type and character set, CGI handlers, etc. Directives in the .htaccess file apply to the current … Read more