htaccess file missing

by doggax 4 replies
Hello all,

I have been trying to find my htaccess file and I can’t find it anywhere, I have checked for the htaccess file in both cpanel and FTP and I have checked for hidden files but it doesn’t 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 don’t have a htaccess file do I need one? will it effect my rankings?

Thanks in advance
P.s my website is
#search engine optimization #file #htaccess #missing
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  • Profile picture of the author PromoA
    htaccess must me in public_html folder. Please let us know if you found it there
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  • Profile picture of the author AntRanks
    Make sure you check "show hidden files" in your cPanel.

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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    You probably don't need one. Stop looking for it and stop worrying about it.

    Your .htaccess will always be in the same place as your site, public_whatever 99.999999999999999% of the time.

    If it's not there, it's not there. It's not going to be useful for you anywhere else.

    You can create one yourself if you so desire.


    If you were disappointed in your results today, lower your standards tomorrow.

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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      Stop looking for it and stop worrying about it.

      That's what she said, or he said.
      Be your best self. - Darryl Philbin
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