An .htaccess file is a text file that features directives that tell a web server how to operate in specific situations. It should be put in the folder where these directives should be executed. Many script-driven apps employ this type of a file to perform correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use such a file with personalized content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain Internet sites from accessing your site, set personalized error pages that will appear 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, set up a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have far better control over your presence online.
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