How to Use an .htaccess File
The .htaccess file is not well-known, but it can have a dramatic effect on SEO rank. In addition, accessing this file requires a web-based FTP client. However, it is an important file because it sends crawlers directly to the XML sitemap file. This sitemap file is perhaps the most important thing for crawlers to see because it describes the site’s pages along with ranking them by importance and how recently they were created. This will increase your site’s PageRank for the most relevant and recent material you have added.