I understand that httpd.conf is no longer available in Apache at /etc/apache2. A fix is that I could create a httpd.conf file as detailed here and point my apache2.conf to it.
But browsing through the apache2.conf, I noticed this:
# Include the virtual host configurations: IncludeOptional sites-enabled/*.conf
Does this mean that I can safely add my .htaccess configs to my .conf file at /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/mysite.com.conf ?
Adding server configs to .htaccess can slow things down, especially when you add a bunch of them as shown here, and I want to make sure I'm adding them in the most prudent location.