.htaccess is a small text file that is located either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it has to address requests when a website or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Lots of commonly used scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your website, for example, you'll be able to block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party websites, or you may request the visitor to input a username and a password to be able to view the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use custom error pages for your Internet site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file will give you much more control over your websites and the way they operate.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting
If you would like to use any of the functionalities that an .htaccess file offers, but you've never dealt with such matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all our cloud web hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will give you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file within any folder which you have created in the account. Many options shall 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 forward a domain or to set customized error pages for each of your websites. Because 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 even when it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages which we offer come with an efficient, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, that will provide you with the opportunity to use such a file for any purpose even when you are not too experienced. The tool is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use some of the options that can be enabled via 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. Also you can pick in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you will be good to go. An .htaccess file could also be used to set a PHP version for a specific website which is different from the version that the account itself takes advantage of. In case you have any issues, we have comprehensive help articles and video lessons that will demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option that is available in the tool.