With an .htaccess file, you can define how the server which deals with the requests to your Internet sites should act in a variety of scenarios. This is a text file with directives that are carried out when an individual tries to open your site and what happens next depends on the content of the file. For example, you may block a specific IP address from accessing the site, therefore the server will decline your visitor’s request, or you can redirect your domain to a different URL, so the server will redirect the visitor to the new web address. You may also use tailor-made error pages or secure any part of your website with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many widely used script-driven apps, including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, use an .htaccess file to function correctly.

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