An .htaccess file is a text file which incorporates directives that tell a server how to behave in particular situations. It needs to be placed into the folder in which these directives should be executed. Numerous script-driven applications use this type of a file to function correctly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this type of a file with customized content too and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, a whole network or particular sites from accessing your site, set personalized error pages that shall show up instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, redirect a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, create a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have more effective control over your online presence.

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