That said, mod_rewrite comes to the rescue.
There are only a few modifications that you need to do. The first is to ensure that mod_rewrite is enabled. If you have apache installed on debian, this might do:
user@vps:~$ sudo a2enmod Password: Which module would you like to enable? Your choices are: actions alias asis auth_basic auth_digest authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbd authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authnz_ldap authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cern_meta cgi cgid charset_lite dav dav_fs dav_lock dbd deflate dir disk_cache dump_io env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers ident imagemap include info ldap log_forensic mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation php5 proxy proxy_ajp proxy_balancer proxy_connect proxy_ftp proxy_http rewrite setenvif speling ssl status suexec unique_id userdir usertrack version vhost_alias Module name? rewrite
Otherwise, you'll need to drop the following in your apache2.conf (or httpd.conf).
LoadModule rewrite_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_rewrite.so
Next, grab the page that is getting hit hard from your site.
user@vps:~$ wget http://www.kelvinism.com/stuff/hit-hard.html
Next, let's create a static directory and move that page into it.
user@vps:~$ sudo mkdir /var/www/html/kelvinism/static user@vps:~$ sudo mv hit-hard.html /var/www/html/kelvinism/static/
Coolio. Now we'll rewrite the normal URL (the one being hit hard) to the static URL.
If you have full access to the server, just mimic the following to a VirtualHost:
<VirtualHost *> DocumentRoot /var/www/html/kelvinism ServerName www.kelvinism.com ServerAlias kelvinism.com www.kelvinism.com <Directory \"/var/www/html/kelvinism\"> Options Indexes -FollowSymLinks +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch allow from all AllowOverride None RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^stuff/hit-hard\\.html$ /static/hit-hard.html [L] </Directory> </VirtualHost>
If you don't have access to the server, you can just add the following to a .htaccess file:
RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^stuff/hit-hard\.html$ /static/hit-hard.html [L]Sweet.