.htaccess is a small text file that is placed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the server how it should handle requests when a site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of popular scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you may block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party websites, or you can request the guest to input a username and a password to be able to view the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your Internet site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file will give you far more control over your sites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting
If you wish to use any of the features an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with this type of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all our shared web hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall give you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder which you have created inside the account. Quite a few options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one that you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for each of your websites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites even if it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we offer feature an efficient, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the option to use this sort of a file for any purpose even if you're not very experienced. The tool is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use some of the options which may be activated with an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it inside the list which you'll find when you open the tool. You may also choose in which directory of your account the file will be created and you shall be good to go. An .htaccess file can be used to set a PHP version for a certain site which differs from the version that the account itself employs. Should you have any issues, we have in-depth help articles and video lessons that will explain to you first-hand how to enable any option available in the tool.