.htaccess Tips & Tricks
From Metro Studios Knowledgebase
 Disable Script Execution
Disable execution of PHP and CGI scripts within a directory. This is useful for a PHP file uploads directory to prevent any malicious scripts from being uploaded and executed on the server.
Options -ExecCGI php_flag engine Off AddType text/plain .php .phps .phtml .php3 <FilesMatch "\.ph(p3?|tml|s)$"> SetHandler default-handler </FilesMatch>
 Removed index.php from the url
To remove the threat of duplicate content issues between http://www.domain.com/directory/index.php and http://www.domain.com/directory/ we have to rewrite the index.php file back to it's immediate directory.
RewriteRule ^(.*)/index\.php$ $1 [R=301,L]