Creating htaccess

Creating htaccess


You don't need any special program or hardware to create an htaccess file. In fact, all you need is a regular, simple text editor such as Notepad.

Now the tricky part is saving the file. The htaccess file is a no-name filename with an eight letter extension.


When you save files in a text editor, it will usually add a default extension to files, so you might end up with...


Here is how you fix this problem:

  • File
  • Save As...
  • In the FILE TYPE box, choose ALL FILES
  • In the FILE NAME box, type in ".htaccess"

And be sure you used quotes around the filename when you typed it in.

If that doesn't work, your FTP program should let you do a RENAME on a file to make it right.

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