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Hi I have a .htaccess file in the root directory and I am wondering if anyone can view it?
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Your .htaccess file has to be readable to work properly however no one can view it by typing "example.com/.htaccess"
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Being able to view it all depends on your permissions on the actual file and who and what group owns it.

do a ls -lah and see what you have it set up with right now.
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If your web server is set up correctly then no one will be able to view .htaccess
Ask your hosting provider about this
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and not all web hosts properly do that Smile
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What is .htaccess? Why do you need it and how it works?
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If your web server runs on Apache then to give Apache instructions you use .htaccess file. Like for instance, if you want to redirect URL or a domain name to another one you need to add redirect code into .htaccess file and then upload it to your server





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