Various functions of an Apache web server can be used with the help of the .htaccess file. Among other things, redirects can be set up, or access to directories and/or files is controlled.

An incorrectly configured .htaccess file can result in the website no longer being accessible. Whether this is the case can usually be tested by renaming the file to old.htaccess.

Where is the file stored?

The file does not exist from the beginning. The file is often created automatically by a CMS .

Updated on 27. January 2023
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