.htaccess is a small text file that's installed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the web server how it has to address requests when an Internet site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Many commonly used scripts like WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your website, for example, you can block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party websites, or you may request the visitor to input a username and a password to view the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use customized error pages for your site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so on. An .htaccess file offers you a lot more control over your Internet sites and the way they work.

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