10 Help Videos at the bottom of this page!
To quickly and effortlessly deliver an htaccess file without having to remember anything about the apache server language used to construct the htaccess file!
htaccess Builder! started out as a micro app. A very crude form with a few of my more often used functions with no UI. I rewrote the micro app, gave it all a smooth UI with as much point and click as possible. I tried to include a help button with each function – deep enough to teach new users, but short enough to be a refresh for regular users.
htaccess Builder! is complete as is – however – depending on requests and sales it has the potential to grow to cover just about every function of htaccess.
Click here to learn how to test your server
Current Features (v 1.0.0)
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- Email, Download, and/or Copy & Paste your custom htaccess file!
- Cache Control for 12 most common file types
- js, pdf, swf, gif, jpg, png, ico, icon, text, html, css, flv
- Allow/Deny Open Directory Listing
- Hide Files or file types from open directories
- Default Files – Change or add default files / types
- htpasswd Generator – encrypt passwords for htpasswd
- Set the path to the htpasswd file
- Set the path to the htgroup file
- Allow/Deny lists – by IP or host name
- Custom Message for login prompt
- Default order of Allow/Deny (or Deny/Allow)
- Set Satisfy to Any or All
- Custom Error pages for the 20 most common server errors
- C14N – AKA Canonicalization – a $10 word for www or no www!
- 301 (permanent) Redirects – with From and To Fields!
- 302 (temporary) Redirects – with From and To Fields!
- CGI Execution as well as extension options
- SSI Inclusion with extension options
- Symbolic Links (w/ or w/o owner match)
- Forcing SSL and where to
- Spam Bot blocker – 7 of the most irritating spam bots
- Bad Bot blocker – block 76 unruly bots
Once you hit submit, the information is saved to a server side cookie, based on your browser session – meaning you can navigate away and come back later and your answers will still be saved. You can always manually kill your sessions to “reset” the .htaccess builder.
- Save To File
- You can submit .htaccess Builder and save the results to a file on your local computer.
- Send To Email
- You can submit .htaccess Builder and send the results to your email address.
- Copy And Paste
- You can submit .htaccess Builder and copy the results to your clipboard.
Built In Help
Every function has a help button associated with it. All you need to do is click the circle and a modal box will popup with helpful information about that function.
You can even click the help button without submitting the form and still retain your input.
Only Me – A quick Function
Only Me (The tab with the golden star) is designed to send everyone that is not you (based on your IP address) to google.com (changeable) while you work on the website. It has options to allow w3c.org (for validation) and google.com (priming the search engine) to access the page as well
If you fill in fields that require an option to be set, but you neglect to set that option, .htaccess Builder will set the option for you based on what it believes you are trying to accomplish.
Sanitization (XSS Prevension)
Even though .htaccess Builder is not to be used anyone other than the purchaser, I still took the time to sanitize .htaccess Builder!! I have tested .htaccess Builder with “Acunetix Free Web Vulnerability Scanner 7 : 20100921” and it reports
Threat Level 0: Safe
No vulnerabilities have been discovered by the scanner
The license agreement states that you are not allowed to put this on a server for 3rd party users.
The structure behind .htaccess Builder is built on “moduals” this will allow you to create your own htaccess functions easily with “standard” php knowledge.
I will fix any bugs (with my original source code) free of charge, however, customization, and “Oops!” are not “bugs” and therefore will not be free.
Upload .htaccess Builder to a server that processes php and you are done. No databse – no configuration – no fuss!
Because of the method used for sanitization, PHP 5.2 is required! If you do not have PHP 5.2 or above, you can remove the sanitization and use it on older versions of PHP
I have tested .htaccess Builders .htaccess files on server from all around the work. Every test passed!!
Depending on sales, I will keep developing .htaccess Builder to include more functions. People who purchase .htaccess Builder will have a higher priority for their request!
If you need help
The built in help should suffice as far as what each htaccess function (does||is about). If you need more information about a particular function – please search google.
If the output of .htaccess Builder causes server/website problems I will need temp FTP access to the location of the htaccess file – this is NOT optional.
Every server is configured differently, because of this, some features may not work – even though your server process .htaccess files! .htaccess cannot override httpd.conf unless allowed to. If “mod_expires.c” is disabled in httpd.conf then .htaccess will not be able to use mod_expires.c!
I have created several videos about .htaccess Builder
- .htaccess Builder Overview
- .htaccess Builder directory tab
- .htaccess Builder Cache Control
- .htaccess Builder Authentication
- .htaccess Builder Error Pages
- .htaccess Builder Canonicalization
- .htaccess Builder Redirects
- .htaccess Builder Options
- .htaccess Builder Bad Bots
- .htaccess Builder Star Tab