I am new to nginx and I have been on apache before.
In apache, each directory can have a .htaccess to target the directory and and it's subdirectories.
Is this possible for nginx? If so, how do I do that?
Thank you very much!
Nginx doesn't have .htaccess support nor even any kind of per-directory configuration files in which users can modify configuration. Also no any kind of runtime configuration changes (kill -HUP needed to reload config). But anyway nginx mostly used for reverse proxying
nginx doesn't have .htaccess support, you should add all the configuration to nginx standard conf.