The.htaccess files are Apache Server configuration files that allow you to perform per-directory configuration modifications. A file with one or more configuration directives is placed in a specific document directory; the directives apply to that directory and all of its subdirectories.
These.htaccess files are used to modify the Apache web server’s functionality and capabilities.
Consider the following example:
For URL rewriting, the.htaccess file is utilized.
It’s used to secure the site using a password.
It can block certain IP addresses from accessing the site, preventing it from being accessed.