|File Type||Apache HTACCESS File|
|Usage||Open manually; may be referenced by an application|
|Popularity||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Common|
An HTACCESS file is a configuration file used by Apache web servers. It provides instructions or "directives" for different directories within a website.
▶ "htaccess" is short for HTTP access. HTTP is the protocol used for transmitting webpages from a web server to a client's browser.
An .htaccess file may contain multiple directives, such as:
HTACCESS files are always named ".htaccess". Because they do not include a filename before the dot, they may be hidden by default. HTACCESS files may be placed within any directory of a website, including the root directory. They are processed by the web server each time a webpage is accessed.
|Published||March 21, 2022|