Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

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What canonical name redirection settings are available?

How do I enable directory indexes for my site?

By default, you must create an index file for each directory that you create. This is a security precaution for novice webmasters to protect them from unintentionally exposing files they did not intend to publish.

The index file can have any one of several names:

(If more than one of these files exists, the server will use the highest one on the list. These names are case-sensitive. E.g. INDEX.HTML and Index.html will not work.)

If you want the web server to display a list of files in a directory, you add the following line to your .htaccess file for that directory:

Options +Indexes

Note that this directive applies to the directory containing its .htaccess file as well as any and all subdirectories.

How do I create a website for the sole purpose of forwarding visitors to another website?

When should the rewrite log be used?

How do I change the text displayed for missing pages and other errors?

What should my site's canonical name be?

What path should I use for .htpasswd files?

What is a per-alias document root?

How do I restrict which IP addresses can access my site?

How do I control redirection of HTTP visitors to HTTPS?

Can I set up more than one alias for my site?

How do I make my site fast and scalable?

What is a run script?

How do I change the server type my site uses?