.htaccess is a small text file which is located either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the web server how it should address requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. A lot of popular scripts including Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your Internet site, for instance, you'll be able to block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you could request the guest to type in a username and a password to see the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use custom error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file will give you a lot more control over your websites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Web Hosting
If you wish to use any of the functions an .htaccess file provides, but you haven't dealt with this sort of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool included with our web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will provide you with an easy and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you've created inside the account. A huge number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom error pages for any of your Internet sites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for any of your Internet sites regardless if it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we offer come with a powerful, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with the option to use such a file for any purpose even when you are not very experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use some of the options that may be enabled with an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it within the list that you shall find when you open the tool. You can even decide in which directory of your account the file will be created and you shall be good to go. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a specific Internet site which differs from the version that the account itself uses. In case you have any troubles, we have in-depth help articles and video lessons that shall demonstrate first-hand how to enable any option that's available in the tool.