Most of the advantages that HTML5 Boilerplate's
.htaccess file provides are not immediately obvious. If your site receives low traffic and does not make too many network requests, you may not notice any significant difference using HTML5 Boilerplate's
.htaccess file. However, when you do have spikes of high activity (not uncommon!) or suddenly have a lot of network requests for images and videos that your site requires, HTML5 Boilerplate's
.htaccess comes to your rescue automatically.
All of these features are available to you as soon as you either put a
.htaccess file in the project folder or if you set up Apache's main configuration file as indicated earlier.
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