.htaccess is a small text file which is installed either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to guide the web server how it must handle requests when a site or a folder which is part of it is accessed. A lot of popular scripts including WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your Internet site, for instance, you could block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party sites, or you can request the visitor to type in a username and a password to be able to see the content. You may also set up URL redirecting or use customized error pages for your Internet site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file gives you a lot more control over your sites and the way they work.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting

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.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

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