.htaccess is a small text file which is located either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the server how it should address requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Numerous commonly used scripts like WordPress and Joomla™ use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your website, for example, you may block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you could request the visitor to type in a username and a password in order to view the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your website, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file gives you much more control over your sites and the way they operate.