Posted in November 2019 on the Krystal blog
The .htaccess file (Hypertext Access) is a configuration file that is used to detail exactly how visitors interact with the website and how data on the website itself is presented within the web browser.
The dot at the start of the file name (.htaccess) signifies that it is a hidden file. This file is usually hidden from your view and always hidden from general users, as the file contains configuration information and other security-related data. You can make changes to this file either via the file manager within your hosting account or by accessing your hosting via FTP.
There are a huge number of reasons you may want to view and edit the .htaccess file. We’re going to expand on just a few of the more common ones.