.htaccess is a small text file that is located either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the server how it must address requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Numerous popular scripts like WordPress and Joomla™ use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your site, for example, you may block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you can request the visitor to input a username and a password to be able to see the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your Internet site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file shall give you significantly more control over your websites and the way they work.