.htaccess is a small text file which is installed either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the server how it has to handle requests when a website or a folder which is part of it is accessed. A lot of widely used scripts such as WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your website, for example, you could block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party websites, or you may request the guest to input a username and a password to view the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file will give you far more control over your Internet sites and the way they operate.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting
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.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
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