With an .htaccess file, you shall define how the web server that deals with the requests to your Internet sites should act in a variety of situations. This is a text file with directives that are performed when an individual tries to open your site and what happens next will depend on the content of the file. As an illustration, you could block a specific IP address from accessing the site, and the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain name to an alternative URL, so the server may redirect the visitor to the new web address. Also you can use personalized error pages or shield any part of your Internet site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many widely used script-driven applications, including Joomla, Drupal and WordPress, use an .htaccess file to work correctly.

.htaccess Generator in Hosting

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.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

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