Clean URLs (.htaccess / httpd.config)

I'd like to know if the following .htaccess can be written more efficiently.

I am hosting my site on VPS server - is it better to use .htaccess or include these rewrites in httpd.config?


RewriteEngine on
Options +FollowSymLinks

RewriteRule index.php - [L]

RewriteRule ^img/(.+)$ img/$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^css/(.+)$ css/$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^js/(.+)$ js/$1 [L]

//domain.com/shoes
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^(.[^/]*)[/]?$ /index.php?section=$1 [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^(.[^/]*)[/]?$ /index.php?section=$1 [L,QSA]

//domain.com/en-us/shoes
#RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/%{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^(.[^/]*)/(.[^/]*)[/]?$ /index.php?section=$1&language=$2 [L,QSA]
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JamesCsslCommented:
Since you have access to httpd.conf, it's better to place them there.  The server accesses this first, and is therefore faster.
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MarcinKGAuthor Commented:
Where do I include the above code in httpd.config? Between <VirtualHost> tags?

<VirtualHost 11.11.111.11>

ServerAlias domain.com
ServerAdmin webmaster@domain.com
DocumentRoot /home/domain.com/public_html
BytesLog domlogs/domain.com-bytes_log

User user
Group group
ServerName www.domain.com

User user
Group group
CustomLog /usr/local/apache/domlogs/domain.com combined
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /home/domain.com/public_html/cgi-bin/

</VirtualHost>
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JamesCsslCommented:
I believe that is correct.  You would put it in whichever VirtualHost you wanted it to apply to.
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MarcinKGAuthor Commented:

Thanks JamesCssl

What about the following RewriteRule - can it be simplified or done in a better way? As you can tell I want to exclude paths to images/css/js from being rewritten.

RewriteRule ^img/(.+)$ img/$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^css/(.+)$ css/$1 [L]
RewriteRule ^js/(.+)$ js/$1 [L]
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JamesCsslCommented:
You just want to basically let these specific ones pass through, right?  The way you are doing it sometimes produces a 500 Internal Server error.  Instead, you should do it like this to allow it to simply pass through:


RewriteRule ^img/(.+)$ - [L]
RewriteRule ^css/(.+)$ - [L]
RewriteRule ^js/(.+)$ - [L]
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