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.htaccess performance tips

This is a work in progress list of tips to improve site performance using .htaccess. Feel free to contribute!

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Do too many .htaccess redirect commands affect performance?

We’re doing a site move for one of our sites and in the process we’re having to change a lot of URLs. So we need to setup a lot of redirects from the old URLs to the new ones.

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What do *, ^, . etc. mean in .htaccess files?

Ok I don’t have a formal education in computer science or programming so I didn’t actually know what the f*ck to call the symbols used in a .htaccess file like *, ^, . , (*) etc. I had searched far … Continue reading

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How To 301 Redirect An Entire Directory

Looking at ways here to redirect an entire directory to a single page because we are moving a site from wordpress to silverstripe and want to redirect all our tags and category pages to a single page.

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How To Setup A 301 Redirect

Browser Address Bar

To do a 301 redirect you need to open your htaccess file on the server. Don’t worry it’s actually very simple. The htaccess file should be in the root of your site. You can get to it using an FTP … Continue reading

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How To Display Code On A Web Page

Code On A Web Page

Well you can use a WYSIWYG editor or paste it into a code editors design mode e.g. Dreamweaver. This should remove all the characters that may be interpreted as HTML. Or you can use what is called a ‘paste bin’ … Continue reading

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