.htaccess is a small text file that's located either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it must handle requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. A lot of popular scripts such as WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your site, for example, you can block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party websites, or you could request the visitor to input a username and a password in order to see the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use custom error pages for your Internet site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file will give you much more control over your Internet sites and the way they function.

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