Does anyone have any resources or personal experience that gives benchmarks on the performance penalty of using .htaccess files for server configuration changes over directly placing them in the httpd.conf file? And if possible at what size does the htaccess file have to reach to achieve such a slowdown?
I am also curious as to whether linux's disk cache will automatically cache the htaccess file in ram, and if it does what effect does this have on the possible performance penalty in question?
Thanks in advance!