You can configure your own mime types for your
account. First try to download the file
in question in your browser without configuring the mime type; if all you
get is binary gibberish dumped to your screen, you know that you need to
manually configure the mime type. When
you configure a mime type, your configuration only works for that individual
directory. You must configure each directory separately.
Get a text editor.
Create a file called .htaccess
Insert a line like: AddType application/x-gtar .gtar Some points to note. AddType is the keyword. application/x-gtar is an example only. You would actually use the mime type you are trying to configure. The final value is the file extension you want the server to recognize as that type. To add more than one file extension for the same type, just separate the extensions with a space. Make sure you put a carriage return at the end of each line ( very important). To configure more than one mime type, just add another line to the file.
An .htacces file is used to do a number of things for your account. The most common uses are for Mime Type Configuration, and to password protect certain directories.
To make an .htaccess file for your account use a text editor(like notepad) and save the file as .htaccess without an extension(like .txt .doc)
For .exe files only, add the following line to your .htaccess file:
(it is a good idea to copy and paste the following line)
AddType application/octet-stream exe
Back to the Index