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    htaccess file missing


    Hello all,

    I have been trying to find my htaccess file and I canít find it anywhere, I have checked for the htaccess file in both cpanel and FTP and I have checked for hidden files but it doesnít seem to be there. Could it be somewhere else other than in the root? I have read that when you activate the SEO friendly urls in WordPress that it should automatically create a htaccess file, I have activated the SEO friendly urls but theres no htaccess file so how have they been adjusted without the htaccess file? If I donít have a htaccess file do I need one? will it effect my rankings?

    Thanks in advance 
    P.s my website it tgfsecurity.co.uk
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    Originally Posted by doggax
    Hello all,

    I have been trying to find my htaccess file and I canít find it anywhere, I have checked for the htaccess file in both cpanel and FTP and I have checked for hidden files but it doesnít seem to be there. Could it be somewhere else other than in the root? I have read that when you activate the SEO friendly urls in WordPress that it should automatically create a htaccess file, I have activated the SEO friendly urls but theres no htaccess file so how have they been adjusted without the htaccess file? If I donít have a htaccess file do I need one? will it effect my rankings?

    Thanks in advance 
    P.s my website it tgfsecurity.co.uk
    Found it now
    1) Login into cpanel 2) click on setting button at top right corner 3) you will get popup box, check the show hidden files checkbox and click on save buttonÖ
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    Yeah it's one of those elusive system files

    You don't really need it, but WP does.

    You can use it for example to make sure your www.example.com calls end up on example.com -- or vice versa.
    That can be handy, but usually your CPanel already has an option to make that happen.

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