With an .htaccess file, you can determine how the server that handles the requests to your websites must act in different scenarios. This is a text file with directives that are carried out when somebody tries to open your site and what happens next depends on the content of the file. As an illustration, you can block a particular IP address from accessing the site, which means that the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can redirect your domain to a different URL, so the server may direct the visitor to the new web address. You could also use custom error pages or secure any part of your Internet site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file in the correct folder. Many widespread script-driven applications, such as Joomla, WordPress and Drupal, use an .htaccess file to work correctly.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Website Hosting

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