An .htaccess file is a text file which includes directives that tell a server how to behave in specific occasions. It needs to be placed into the folder where these directives should be performed. Many script-driven applications employ this type of a file to function properly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use this type of a file with custom made content too and do lots of things - block an IP address, a whole network or specific websites from accessing your site, set tailor-made error pages which shall show up instead of the server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the website, direct a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have significantly better control over your web presence.
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