Apache Performance: Disable .htaccess

Originally published at: Apache Performance: Disable .htaccess

In 2013, while seeking a detailed guide on performance enhancements for a StackLinux client, I began a quest to find an article that explained the impact of WordPress Caching plugins—specifically, how those utilizing .htaccess might be less efficient than their counterparts. This search turned out to be unexpectedly time-consuming, but it eventually led me to this…


.htaccess is useful to those on shared hosting where they can’t use Apache for the directives.

You disable it to get every last bit of performance out of Apache which makes sense to me!

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