.htaccess is a small text file that's located either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the web server how it must handle requests when a site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. A lot of widespread scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your Internet site, for instance, you may block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you could request the visitor to type in a username and a password to view the content. You can also set up URL redirecting or use custom error pages for your website, 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 sites and the way they perform.