If you do not see .htaccess file, there might be 2 possible issues:
1. This file is not created or uploaded to your public_html directory yet. Please create and upload it first.
2. You may have configured your FTP client not to show hidden (dot) files. Please configure your FTP client to display these files.
Here is a tutorial on how to locate (or create) .htaccess file - https://www.hostinger.com/tutorials/htaccess/how-to-locate-htaccess-file-on-cpanel-file-manager