(Submit Articles) Not with standing we declare that Ape is giveing over .htaccess on IIS 7 , we want to remind that .htaccess on IIS 6 is yet available. If you are blowing off so snap and readable mod_rewrite, or mod_proxy, on your IIS server, we tender you a worthy solution Ã¢â‚¬“ Helicon Ape product.
Please spy that support of .htaccess on IIS 6 is somewhat limited, so please powwow the Compatibility chart (/ape/doc/compatibility.htm)to observe if required functionality is maintained. As you could look at, even on IIS 6 mod_rewrite and mod_proxy are accessible nearly in their full.
Mod_rewrite is a ideal flexible URL transfiguration tool over and over lacked especially by IIS 6 users as Microsoft doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t supply an volition to it. Helicon Ape mod_rewrite offers far-flung map files support, database mappings, vast rewriting capabilities and more.
In its turn, IIS6 saw by mod_proxy may serve as forward as well as reverse proxy server leave to provide Internet access to firewall-protected internal clients and to provide Internet access to a server protected by firewall consequently. The detailed insight into this matter is contributed here (/articles/mod_proxy-proxy-server-inside-iis/)
A detailed manual on how to install Helicon Ape for IIS 6 server and enable forced modules is posted on our blog (/articles/using-helicon-ape-under-iis6-windows-server-2003/). The article also adjures on how to sample mod_rewrite and mod_proxy operation on IIS 6.
This article covers the use of mod_rewrite and mod_proxy modules on IIS6-driven web-servers as they are pore over the most claimed and continually used modules on Apache, so having them in one .htaccess right on your IIS 6 server not only lets you means your configs from Apache without revamping , but correspondingly also extend your IIS in a useful and productive way.
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