With an .htaccess file, you will specify how the web server that addresses the requests to your websites have to act in various occasions. This is a text file with directives that are performed when somebody tries to open your website and what happens next will depend on the content of the file. For example, you could block a certain IP address from opening the Internet site, which means that the server will decline your visitor’s request, or you can redirect your domain to some other URL, so the server may redirect the visitor to the new web address. You can also use custom-made error pages or secure any part of your site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file in the correct folder. Many widely used script-driven apps, including Joomla, Drupal and WordPress, use an .htaccess file to work properly.

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