.htaccess is a small text file that's located either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the web server how it must address requests when an Internet site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Numerous famous scripts including Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your website, for example, you can block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party websites, or you may request the guest to input a username and a password to be able to view the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use personalized error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file gives you much more control over your Internet sites and the way they work.

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