Apache, PHP Frameworks, and Multi Site .htaccess

If like me you have a PHP framework, that runs multiple sites, you no doubt have thought at some point in time …

 ”Hey I realy could do with this re-write rule on that site, but I don’t want it applying to all sites running on the same framework”

Well fear not, after much head scratching, AccessFileName directive to the rescue! i.e.

 Using the above method you can specify bespoke htaccess files on a per VirtualHost basis.

<VirtualHost xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:80>
        DocumentRoot /path/to/framework
        ServerName buzz.blog.oneiroi.co.uk
        <strong>AccessFileName .buzz_htaccess</strong>
        CustomLog logs/buzz_access_log combined
        ErrorLog logs/buzz_error_log