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Disable Apache's AllowOverride directive

(Hosting)
#81

When the AllowOverride directive is activated, the Apache HTTP server must climb the directory tree in order to find a .htaccess file that might contain overloading rules. It is thus recommended that, if possible, you disable this directive in the Apache configuration.

In your host Apache’s configuration file, add:

AllowOverride none

Further reading:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#allowoverride