With an .htaccess file, you will specify how the web server which manages the requests to your Internet sites should act in various occasions. This is a text file with directives that are carried out when somebody tries to open your site and what happens next is determined by the content of the file. For instance, you could block a specific IP address from accessing the site, which means that the server will decline your visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain name to another URL, so the server will redirect the visitor to the new web address. You can also use personalized error pages or shield any part of your site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file in the correct folder. Many widespread script-driven apps, such as Joomla, Drupal and WordPress, use an .htaccess file to function properly.

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