Does .htaccess files still work?

I lately noticed while creating new account, .htaccess file is not being created. What happend to them? Are they working when i create them my self?

I just checked a new account and it looks like the default .htaccess file is still being created as usual.

However, the default .htaccess file is not essential. Your website will work fine without it and you’ll always be able to use your own .htaccess rules.

I created account to test if anything changed and noticed .htaccess file wasn’t generated/created. So right, if i create .htaccess file rules that i wrote will be applied.

Thank you for letting know!