.htaccess is a small text file that's installed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the server how it has to handle requests when a site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of widespread scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your Internet site, for instance, you'll be able to block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party websites, or you can request the guest to enter a username and a password to see the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your website, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file will give you a lot more control over your sites and the way they function.

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