When I moved my website from Geo-cities (medivial ages huh?) back in 2000 to a perl based webhost, it was technically huuuge set of choices thrown at me. SSI, Basic auth protection, directory control, scripting languages etc. Most of them can be safely considered obsolete now. But there is something Apache hit straight on target. htaccess. this feature is still quite big. However, many new developers might not really know the power of this feature. for them, Here is www.htaccesseditor.com which comes handy.