Using .htaccess



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Protecting PHP projects using .htaccess file

                                 
Lets starts with hiding .php extension. But for that we need to create .htaccess file first. It is very simple to create. Follow the instruction to create .htaccess file.
  • Open you notepad
  • Save the file with .htaccess.
  • Upload the file on root directory.

Hiding .php extension
if you need to hide .php extension like (http://yousitename.com/home.php to http://www.yousitename.com/home ) you just need to add the following code into your .htaccess file

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^(.*)\$ $1.php

With .htaccess we can also rewrite extension like .html .asp etc

For this you just need to add following code into you htaccess file

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^(.*)\.html$ $1.php (Replace .html with any you desired extension to show)

Url rewriting
You can also rewrite you ugly and non-user-friendly urls to beautiful and user-friendly urls like (http://www.yousite.com/category.php?name=categoryname ) to (http://www.yousite.com/categoryname) for this you need to add the following like of codes into your .htaccess file

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)$ profile.php?username=$1
RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)/$ profile.php?username=$1

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