With an .htaccess file, you can determine how the web server which handles the requests to your websites should act in different scenarios. This is a text file with directives that are performed when an individual tries to open your website and what happens next depends on the content of the file. For example, you may block a certain IP address from opening the website, so the server will decline your 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 personalized error pages or secure any part of your website with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many well-known script-driven applications, such as Drupal, Joomla and WordPress, use an .htaccess file to function efficiently.

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