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How to Edit htaccess File via the cPanel FileManager

How to Edit htaccess File via the cPanel FileManager

In this article we will show you how to edit htaccess file via the cPanel filemanager.

1. Log into your cPanel account.
2. In the “Files” section, click on “File Manger” Icon.

cPanel File Manger Icon

3. cPanel File Manager will be open, select the appropriate domain name or folder location, and press the “Go” button.

4. Navigate to the directory where your .htaccess file is located. If you want to edit the .htaccess file of your root directory, navigate to the public_html folder.

5. If the .htaccess file does not show, click on the “Settings” button in the File Manager. You can find the “Settings” button on the Right Side of the top menu. A new small window will open. Mark the “Show Hidden Files (Dotfiles)” option and click on the “Save” button. You will be able to see the .htaccess file. If it does not exist, create a new one.

edit file htaccress Settings button in the File Manager

5. Right click on the .htaccess file and then on “Edit” or “Code Edit” in the Context Menu.

htaccess file Context Menu

6. If the small “Code Editor” window is open, click on the “Edit” button, which will open a new window with options you can edit.

edit file htaccress Code Editor

7. Make changes to your .htaccess file and then click on the “Save Changes” button.

.htaccess file Save Changes button

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