The .htaccess File Explained

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active
Pin It

The .htaccess is a file located in your websites file structure, it is a configuration file for use on Apache web servers, the file is placed in your directory and is loaded on to the webserver, the .htaccess is editable, the file is able to configure the web server and allow or disallow functionality within the web server software so you can activate features that the web server has to offer like setting passwords and 404 not found, the .htaccess looks like the image below


The Apache web server is what runs your website on your hosting account if you have a Wordpress, Joomla or any other website, the software is located on the server where your website is hosted from, the Apache software is run on around 70% of web servers world wide, the server software handles your web pages and communications.

The .htaccess is a sensitive file if you enter a wrong command with in the file when you are editing your website may shut down, the file is useful for a number of reasons it can serve the 404 file not found, when a document has been deleted from your website, it can be used to redirect a url from to and any other redirect you want with in your website.

The .htaccess can be used by hackers if it is not properly protected, if they get hold of the file they can make configuration changes to the file with out you knowing and hide malware or modify the php configuration which can infect your whole website, the .htaccess file should only be edited if you are familier with the file other wise you can cause more harm then good.

SEO Powersuite

SEO PowerSuite

SEO or search engine optimization is an ongoing and essential part of any website maintenance and requires alot of time and effort to get right, but now there is a multi purpose tool available called SEO Power Suite designed to make SEO easier and more effective for webmasters. SEO…
SEMRush seo

SEMRush SEO And Competitor Research

SEMRush is a powerful online tool for search engine optimization and competitor research, there tools are designed for competitor analysis which businesses need to get an edge on there competitors and there plans also include a marketing suite and various other tools to help your website…
Template Monster

Template Monster Templates And Themes

Joomla and Wordpress are two of the most popular content management systems with tens of thousands of websites created from them all around the world, from online blogs to eCommerce websites. The base of these websites are created from themes and templates, these templates enable…