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How to Add .htaccess Rules: A Step-by-Step Guide.

.htaccess is a configuration file used by web servers with the Apache software.

It allows you to modify or add functionality to the server by using a single line of code. With .htaccess, you can do many things, such as password-protecting your website, creating a personalized error page, or redirecting visitors to a different page.

This guide will walk you through creating and editing a .htaccess file in DirectAdmin.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Log in to your Client Area via


  2. Click on Directadmin, which can be found in the right corner under "Services."


  3. You will be directed to the DirectAdmin control panel.

  4. Click on "File Manager."


  5. Once you click on "File Manager," you will see various folders. You need to go to the "public_html" folder.


  6. To create the .htaccess file, right-click on the space under public_html, click "Create File", name your file .htaccess and then click on create.



  7. Right-click on the newly created .htaccess file and click on "Edit."


  8. Input the desired rules in the file and click on "Save."


Congratulations! You have successfully edited and created a .htaccess file in DirectAdmin.

Additional information:

  • When creating .htaccess files, it's essential to remember that even a tiny error can cause the server to malfunction. Therefore, make sure to double-check the syntax and content of the file.
  • You can use a .htaccess generator tool to create the desired rules and syntax for your .htaccess file.
  • It's essential to test the .htaccess rules thoroughly before applying them to a live website to avoid any unintended consequences.

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