Having problems opening a htaccess file?

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Opening htaccess files
Apache HTACCESS File

Did your computer fail to open a htaccess file? We explain what htaccess files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your htaccess files.

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What is htaccess file?

Configuration file used by an Apache Web server that provides instructions for different directories of a website; "htaccess" is short for HTTP access, which is the protocol used for transmitting Web pages. The .htaccess file can used to perform several important functions such as: Define the index page of a directory (i.e. "index.html" or "index.php") Specify the 404 (Page not found) error page Perform 301 or 302 page redirects Deny access from specific IP address or other websites Restrict access to certain directories and pages Execute MOD_REWRITE instructions The .htaccess file is always named ".htaccess" and does not include a filename before the dot. It is placed in the root directory of a website and is processed by the Web server each time a Web page is accessed. The Apache .htaccess Tutorial includes additional information about how and when to use .htaccess files.

Software that will open, convert or fix htaccess files

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