An .htaccess file is a text file which features directives which tell a web server how to act in specific events. It needs to be placed into the folder in which these directives should be executed. Loads of script-driven applications employ this type of a file to function properly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this kind of a file with custom content as well and do a wide range of things - block an IP address, a whole network or particular sites from accessing your site, set custom error pages that shall be displayed rather than server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, redirect a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have more effective control over your world-wide web presence.

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