.htaccess is a small text file that's located either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the web server how it has to handle requests when a site or a folder which is part of it is accessed. Many famous scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your website, for example, you'll be able to block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you may request the guest to enter a username and a password to view the content. You may also set up URL redirecting or use custom made error pages for your site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file offers you a lot more control over your websites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Web Hosting
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