Suppose you have a Magento installation, and you want to
change the memory_limit or a different PHP setting through the .haccess file of
your installation. In case you’re not quite familiar with working via SSH, the
easier option would be to edit the file using the File Manager feature in your
Any files that start with a .(dot) is a hidden file in a
Linux environment, so you won’t be seeing this file straight away in your file
manager feature, which is normal. The file manager feature has an option which
enables you to show hidden files, which is something you should go for, in such
You just have to click on the ‘Settings’ button at the top
right, and choose to ‘Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) – which would enable this
option, as shown in the following image.
Once this is done, the file will start showing up in the
file manager panel.
The same applies for any hidden (dot) files, like the “.maintenance.flag”
file which you need to place under the var/ directory of your Magento 2
installation to set it in maintenance mode.