An .htaccess file is a text file which contains directives that tell a server how to act in particular occasions. It needs to be positioned in the folder in which these directives should be executed. Many script-driven applications use such a file to operate efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this type of a file with custom made content as well and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or particular websites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages that shall be displayed rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, redirect a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, set up a password-protected area plus more. With an .htaccess file, you will have more effective control over your online presence.

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