.htaccess is a small text file that's installed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the web server how it must handle requests when an Internet site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of popular scripts like WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you may block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you can request the visitor to input a username and a password to see the content. You may also set up URL redirecting or use personalized error pages for your website, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file gives you much more control over your sites and the way they perform.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting

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.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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