An .htaccess file is a text file which includes directives that tell a web server how to act in specific situations. It should be placed in the folder where these directives should be performed. Many script-driven applications employ this kind of a file to function correctly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this type of a file with personalized content too and do a lot of things - block an IP address, a whole network or certain Internet sites from accessing your site, set customized error pages that shall be displayed rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, direct a domain or a subdomain to another web address, create a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have more effective control over your web presence.

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