I was attempting to “edit” .htaccess file to make some url redirection for a page and I realised I wasn’t unable to locate the file in my web root. The first instinct is that I didn’t have any .htaccess file and I decided to create one. However, I was given an error that ERROR: Could not create file “.htaccess” in path. File exists..
This indeed confused me as I cannot locate the file. Upon further probing, I realised what was wrong. You have to check on the option Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) when you open up File Manager in your cPanel.