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Accessing The Htaccess File

Why can't I see this file?

By default cPanel disables the viewing of dotfiles, this includes all files beginning with a ., such as: .env and .htaccess.


  1. Login to CPanel by doing one of the following: using the login information provided in the Web Hosting Information email or using the CPanel shortcut in the Billing Area
  2. Once you are in CPanel search for File Manager in the search bar and click on the appropriate result.
  3. In the top right of the File Manager click on the Settings button.
  4. Proceed to tick the Show Hidden Files option and click the Save button in the bottom right of the Settings box.
  5. Navigate to the public_html directory.
  6. Click on the .htaccess file and click on the Edit button in the top navigation bar.