What we can use a .htaccess file for
The .htaccess (hypertext access) file is a supported directory level configuration file, used for configuring access to a website such as URL redirection, URL shortening, access control to a specific directory, and other very convenient actions for the protection of our website. The 'period' (period or end point) before the file name makes it a hidden file in Unix-based environments.
A site could have more than one .htaccess file, the file can be placed inside a directory or subdirectory where we could restrict or redirect our web content.
The .htaccess files act as a subset of the global server configuration file (such as httpd.conf) for the directory where they are located or all subdirectories.
The original purpose of .htaccess, reflected in its name, was to allow directory access control, for example, to require a password to access the content of a website. However most commonly .htaccess files define or override many other configuration settings like content type, character set, Common Gateway Interface drivers, etc.
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