With an .htaccess file, you can determine how the server that manages the requests to your websites have to act in different cases. This is a text file with directives that are executed when an individual tries to open your site and what happens next is determined by the content of the file. As an example, you can block a certain IP address from opening the website, and the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain to an alternative URL, so the server may direct the visitor to the new web address. You may also use customized 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 applications, including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, use an .htaccess file to work correctly.

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