How to show .htaccess file

How to show hidden htaccess files files in cPanel


In order to show hidden htaccess files  in cPanel, follow the following steps.Because .htaccess is very important control file of WordPress, there for it is normally hidden by default.  If  your .htaccess file is hidden or not shown under public_html files after you click on the file manger, here is how to solve the problem.


  1. Go Main cPanel dashboard
  2. Click the “File Manager” icon
  3. Ensure “Show Hidden Files” is selected
  4. Click “Go”

show hidden .htaccess file

If you can’t see  the” show hidden files  dialog box, then .htaccess  was previously set to not display. In order to solve this, you need to reset the setting of the cPanel by scrolling down to the bottom of the page of cPanel. You will see a link named ‘reset all interface settings’. Click on that link and  the dialog box will  appear again.



The above will work if you are using cPanel x3 theme. If you can’t see the ” reset all interface setting” switch the cPanel theme to x3 and it swill show up.

Hope this helps


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