.htaccess is a small text file that is placed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the web server how it has to manage requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Many famous scripts including WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your site, for instance, you can block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party sites, or you can request the visitor to enter a username and a password to be able to view the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use personalized error pages for your Internet site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file gives you far more control over your websites and the way they work.

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