Soms wil je dat het adres dat getoond word in de adresbalk van de browser niet de echte locatie (URL) toont. Je wil als het ware de URL “overschrijven” / maskeren.

URL Masking with .htaccess
In case you would like to access a certain URL for your domain name, but do not display it in the web browser address bar – here is how you can accomplish it using an .htaccess file.
A sample rewrite rule will look like this:
RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^something/?$ /something/else/
This way each time someone accesses:
yourdomain.com/something
the actual content that will be displayed will be for:
yourdomain.com/something/else
while the URL will remain unchanged.