.htaccess (hypertext access) is a configuration file used to set up some rules related to a website's access. Since this file is optional, you may need to create it in order to add certain instructions - for example, a redirect, or to force HTTPS.

To create an .htaccess file from your panel, go to Websites → Manage, search for File Manager on the sidebar and click on it:

Navigate to the folder where you wish to create the .htaccess file and click on New File on the left:

Enter the name .htaccess (make sure the dot is added at the beginning) and click on Create:


Creating .htaccess file in cPanel

In case you're using cPanel, all you need to do is open your cPanel account and select the File Manager:

Open the needed directory. If you want the rules in the file to apply to the whole website, you need to open public_html.

Then click on the + File icon:

Input “.htaccess” (make sure the dot is added at the beginning) and click on Create:

In case you don’t see .htaccess on your public_html, try enabling hidden files.

That's it! your .htaccess file is created and you can now edit it 😊

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