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.htaccess notes

Some sites and folders in the K-State CMS contain a file named .htaccess, which enables web publishers to:

Be very careful when editing the .htaccess file. The format of the file is very specific, and a typo may render the folder or whole site unreachable through a web browser.

After editing and publishing a .htaccess file, immediately load a page from the site and verify that the site is still functional.  If an error occurs, reverting the file may be the quickest way to recover.

.htaccess files are enabled for all websites hosted by Information Technology.  If your site is hosted elsewhere, contact your server administrator to determine if .htaccess or alternatives may be used.


The .htaccess file is a standard feature of the Apache web server.