.htaccess is a small text file that is located either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the server how it must address requests when a site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. A lot of commonly used scripts such as WordPress and Joomla™ use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your website, for example, you can block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you may request the guest to type in a username and a password in order to view the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file shall give you a lot more control over your Internet sites and the way they operate.