.htaccess is a small text file that's placed either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the web server how it must manage requests when an Internet site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. A lot of widely used scripts including WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your website, for example, you may block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party sites, or you could request the visitor to type in a username and a password in order to see the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use customized error pages for your website, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file gives you much more control over your Internet sites and the way they operate.

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