.htaccess is a small text file which is placed either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the web server how it must handle requests when a site or a folder which is part of it is accessed. A lot of widespread scripts including WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your website, for example, you can block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you may request the visitor to enter a username and a password in order to see the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use customized error pages for your website, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file gives you much more control over your Internet sites and the way they operate.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting
If you would like to use any of the functionalities an .htaccess file offers, but you have never dealt with such matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all our cloud hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it shall offer you an easy and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file inside any folder that you have created in the account. A huge number of 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 redirect a domain or to set customized error pages for any of your websites. As our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for each of your Internet sites even if it is different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated packages which we offer include a powerful, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that will provide you with the opportunity to use this kind of a file for any purpose even if you're 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 which could be activated with an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it in the list which you'll find when you open the tool. You can also choose in which directory of your account the file will be created and you'll be ready. An .htaccess file can be used to set a PHP version for a particular website that is different from the version which the account itself employs. Should you have any troubles, we have comprehensive help articles and video tutorials that will reveal to you first-hand how to activate any option that's available inside the tool.