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Yes, Network Solutions® supports .htaccess files on a Unix-based platform.

.htaccess files are frequently used to set up password protection for specific directories. If you are on a Windows-based platform or are not familiar with .htaccess files, you can use the Password Protection feature offered in the Hosting Control Panel.

.htaccess files are also used for the following:

  • Error Pages
  • Redirects
  • Restricting Access

Note: Please review the following limitations and best practices when using .htaccess files.

  • Changes made directly to an .htaccess file used for password protection will not be reflected in the Password Protection section of the Hosting Control Panel.
  • .htaccess files must be uploaded in ASCII mode not binary mode, and the permissions need to be set at 644 (rw-r--r--).
  • .htaccess files affect the directory they are placed in and all sub directories.