An .htaccess file is a text file which includes directives that tell a server how to operate in certain occasions. It must be positioned in the folder in which these directives should be executed. Many script-driven applications use such a file to work properly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use this kind of a file with customized content as well and do a lot of things - block an IP address, a whole network or certain sites from accessing your site, set customized error pages that shall show up instead of the server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, create a password-protected area plus more. With an .htaccess file, you will have significantly better control over your web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
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.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
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