An .htaccess file is a text file that includes directives that tell a web server how to behave in specific situations. It must be placed into the folder in which these directives should be executed. Loads of script-driven applications use such a file to perform efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this sort of a file with custom content as well and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain Internet sites from accessing your site, set customized error pages that will appear instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, redirect a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have more effective control over your world-wide web presence.
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