The .htaccess file contains several directives (instructions) that guide the server on how to behave in certain scenarios and directly control your website functions. There are some common directives like redirects and rewriting URLs that may be found in the .htaccess file. There are many scripts and content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, and Magento that add directives to the .htaccess so all functions can run smoothly. you’ll get to edit the .htaccess file for various purposes.
Today we’ll show you ways to make or edit .htaccess files in your cPanel file manager.
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Editing existing .htaccess file
Step 1: Login to your cPanel.
Step 2: Under the files section, click on the File Manager option.
Step 3: Go to the public_html folder.
Step 4: Show hidden files from the settings.
Step 5: If you have an existing .htaccess file, you will see in the public_html folder.
Step 6: Right click on the .htaccess file and click on the Edit menu.
Step 7: Open the file by clicking on the Edit button.
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Creating new .htaccess file
Step 5: Click on the New File option in the top left corner.
Step 6: Write the file name as .htaccess in the New File Name: field and click on the Create New File button.
Step 7: Now you can write or edit .htaccess file.
You can also create your .htaccess file on your local computer and upload it to the file manager.
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Frequently Asked Question
Where is the htaccess file located?
htaccess file is a server configuration file that tells your server how to handle certain things on your website. Like how to redirect users, password protect admin area or protect some directories, etc. It is located in your WordPress site’s root folder. WordPress uses it to manage redirects and permalinks.
Can I delete htaccess file?
htaccess file. You can simply delete this file or rename it to something else (e.g. “.htaccess file on your server automatically.