Here I will explain a basic configuration of a ‘.htaccess‘. This file is a directory-level configuration file supported by several web servers, that allows for decentralized management of web server configuration. It’s more secure to edit the ‘.htaccess‘ than que ‘http.conf‘.
With this file you can configure a lot of things in Apache, but the most interesting (for me) are:
404 Custom Error Page
ErrorDocument 404 code/404.php
Redirect 301 /path/old.php /path/new.php
Prevent Directoy Listing
Custom Index Files
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php helloo.html