If you’re troubleshooting an htaccess file and aren’t seeing any changes, no matter what you put in the file, make sure that you have permissions to execute the directives you’re using. Check Apache’s conf file to see if AllowOverride None is set for your site or directory. If it is, add the directives that you want to use, or just set AllowOverride All. You’ll need to restart the Apache service after changing the conf file. If it still isn’t working, try checking Apache’s error log.