Redirect users to a maintenance page while you update with Apache .htaccess

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This will redirect users to a maintenance page but allow access to your IP address. Change 555.555.555.555 to your IP, and YourMaintenancePageFilenameOrFullUrlUrl.html to your error page (or a whole URL, on a different domain).

ErrorDocument 403 YourMaintenancePageFilenameOrFullUrlUrl.html
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from 555.555.555.555

Remember that for most rules you must have the RewriteEngine on rule in your .htaccess file!!!

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