What is a .htaccess file and How can I create/edit it?

What is a .htaccess file and How can I create/edit it?

.htaccess is a text file that provides a way to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis. A file, containing one or more configuration directives, is placed in a particular document directory, and the directives apply to that directory.
 
Usually, you will find it hard to create a file called .htaccess on a Windows-based PC, but you can name the file anything and rename it using a FTP client, or create/edit it using the file manager in cPanel.
Last update on: 2009-10-11 04:52:14