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What is .htaccess file?

.htaccess file is used on Apache Web Server to make configuration changes on per-directory basis. This file contains the configuration directives and are applied to the directory and all its sub directories. The configuration directives in .htaccess files may overwrite the directives in any .htaccess file found higher up in the directory tree and even the main server configuration.

To enable use of .htaccess file the AllowOverride Directive has to be set in the Apache Server configuration.

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Creating multiple virtual hosts/websites in Wampserver

To create multiple websites, it would be helpful to have each website setup on the local computer. With Wampserver (or just Apache) we can easily configure multiple websites. Following are the steps to create multiple websites using Apache’s configuration. This uses Apache’s “Named Virtual Hosts” configuration. I have tested these steps on Wampserver 2.1 running on Windows XP and Windows 7.

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