What is .htaccess?

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I have a .htaccess in the list of files in one of a php application that I got online. I sae this hiddeb file named .htaccess. What does it do?

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.htaccess stands for hypertext access which is a file that allows you to configure site access issues such as url redirects, url shortening and security control which can be used for different pages and files. I currently use .htaccess to show a password on a page for extra protection.
answered May 24, 2016 by brother New Member (880 points)