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HTACCESS Tutorials

Welcome to the .htaccess tutorials section of the Rapid Purple blog. The following tutorials are aimed to give you an introduction to creating and working with an .htaccess file; along with a few useful tips and tricks every webmaster should be familiar with.

Creating An .HTACCESS File

First things first. Before you can start using any htaccess commands and functions, it is important to know how to create a .htaccess file.

Creating Custom Error Pages

One of the most common uses for a .htaccess file is to create custom error pages. Learn how to create your own custom Error 404 pages, amongst many others.

Selecting Default Index Files

Ever wondered how you could change your default index file from index.html to myfile.html? This tutorial will show you how!

Using Custom Extensions

Ever wondered how Google makes some of their pages have the extension .g? This is a fairly easy procedure really, and htaccess does a great deal in helping us accomplish this.

Denying Site Access

Learn how you can deny access to your website from a specific IP address, or from everyone – using just your htaccess file.

Block Referrals From Specific Domains

Unfortunately these days not all traffic is good traffic – and as such the time may come when you may wish to block traffic that is coming from a certain referral domain.

About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

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