What is .htaccess and how to disable .htaccess?
.htaccess is use to modify the way Apache behaves for a directory and it’s sub-directories. It gives you an extra control on your server, like setting up custom error messages, password protect a directory, writing rewrite rules, blocking IPs etc.
However, it can be a potentially dangerous file. For example, a
hacker can redirect your website to an external website say a malware website.
In order to disable .htaccess server wide, edit the Apache configuration file
AllowOverride All replace it with AllowOverride None
Save the file and restart the Apache service.
service httpd restart