HostMonster Web Hosting Help

Must I restart Apache after changing a htaccess file?

No, you will not need to restart Apache.

You will need to "hard refresh" your web page to see the changes. Simply browse your site and go to the page that should be affected. Then hit Ctrl + F5 to refresh everything. (Some computers require the F Lock to be on before you can use F5.) Now you should see your new .htaccess code take effect.

Alternatively, you can clear your browser's cache, close the browser, relaunch the browser, and try your web page again.

Safari users : Safari will require you to use the cmd + R hotkey for Safari 3 and below. Safari 4 and above will require that you hold shift and click the refresh icon next to your address bar.
Knowledgebase Article 17,688 views bookmark tags: apache (updated 432 days ago)

Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?

Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:

Recommended Help Content

What is the .htaccess file and where can I find more information? (updated 369 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 1,106,669 views tags: htaccess tips tricks

How do I perform a URL redirect/rewrite using the .htaccess file? (updated 607 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 491,095 views tags: htaccess redirect rewrite url

What are Apache Handlers? How do I setup customized Apache Handlers? (updated 1620 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 60,086 views tags: apache

Related Help Content

Changing PHP versions, load custom Apache mods, and other Apache/PHP customizations (updated 29 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 653 views tags: easyapache php vps whm

How to run CGI scripts for Addon domains. (updated 638 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 74,166 views tags: cgi htaccess

Preventing bandwidth theft using the mod rewrite engine and .htaccess (updated 639 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 68,323 views tags: htaccess rewrite

How do I use .html files to run SSI (Server Side Includes)? (updated 1362 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 79,724 views tags: apache file script

Do you support mod_rewrite for apache? (updated 446 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 88,821 views tags: apache mod rewrite

How do I make a sub directory (or sub folder) act as the public_html for your main domain? (updated 150 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 303,629 views tags: Drupal domain htaccess joomla wordpress

Short tutorial on how to set file and user Permissions in cPanel. (updated 637 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 96,659 views tags: file permission permissions rights

How do I Password Protect a single file on my website? (updated 630 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 79,537 views tags: file passwd password prompt protect secure single