I have been using ispconfig during a year or so and I need to say it's is simply wonderful. It helps me a lot to keep my sites sorted and update them with a few simple clicks. So first at all thanks a lot for the brave work done. ;-)
After this, I like to submit a "feature request" that I belive will make our work with ispconfig a little bit more comfortable.
As the title of this post suggest, I'm love to see ispconfig accepting htaccess files.
I saw tones of post that simply won't exists if ispconfig allows .htaccess files on sites as far as quite all web applications include a personalized .htaccess to implement "clean urls" or restrict access to files.
Certainly, removing .htaccess and move it's content to Apache Directives isn't a huge task, but it's annoying and very confusing for newbies.
I'm unsure about the development, but would be wonderfull if each site includes a check box titled "accept .htaccess" (checked by default).
Personally I really interested in a secure ispconfig (running suPHP) but I don't know how difficult will be implementing this on suPHP scenarios.
This is what suPHP people says:
Can I use the php_value directives in .htaccess files with suPHP?
suPHP does not support the php_value/php_admin_value directive known by mod_php to parse configuration options to scripts for certain virtual hosts or directories. However there is a PECL extension named htscanner that can be used with PHP CGI (called by suPHP) to parse such options being present in .htaccess files. Be sure to take a look at the README file provided with the htscanner distribution on how to make Apache ignore the php_value directives in .htaccess files instead of throwing an error.
Thanks a lot for your wonderful development,