A collection of useful .htaccess, all in one place. Also fit very well into the vhost section of your website.
You should avoid using .htaccess files completely if you have access to httpd main server config file. Using .htaccess files slows down your Apache http server. Any directive that you can include in a .htaccess file is better set in a Directory block, as it will have the same effect with better performance. http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/howto/htaccess.html