.htaccess is a small text file that's 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 which is part of it is accessed. Lots of widespread scripts such as WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you may block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party sites, or you can request the guest to input a username and a password in order to see the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use custom made error pages for your site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file gives you far more control over your websites and the way they work.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

If you wish to use any of the functions which an .htaccess file provides, but you have not dealt with this type of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all our cloud hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll give you an easy and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file within any folder that you've created inside the account. A huge number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one that you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom made error pages for any of your websites. Since our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for each of your sites regardless if it's different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer you include a powerful, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, that will provide you with the option to use such a file for any purpose even when you are not too experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use some of the options which could be enabled with an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it in the list that you'll find when you open the tool. Also you can decide in which directory of your account the file will be created and you'll be good to go. An .htaccess file could also be used to set a PHP version for a given Internet site that differs from the version that the account itself employs. Should you have any issues, we have detailed help articles and video tutorials that will explain to you first-hand how to activate any option that's available in the tool.