.htaccess is a small text file which is installed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to inform the server how it should address requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of commonly used scripts including Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you could block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you can request the guest to input a username and a password in order to view the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your website, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file will give you much more control over your sites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting
If you would like to use any of the functionalities which an .htaccess file offers, but you've never dealt with such matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool included with our shared website hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will give you a simple and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file inside any folder which you have created in the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one which you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set customized error pages for each of your websites. Since our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for each of your sites even when it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer you come with a powerful, but time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the option to use this sort of a file for any purpose even if you are not experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use any of the options that could be activated via an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it within the list which you'll find when you open the tool. Also you can select in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you will be set. An .htaccess file could also be used to set a PHP version for a particular website that differs from the version which the account itself employs. In case you have any troubles, we have comprehensive help articles and instructional videos which will reveal to you first-hand how to enable any option which is available in the tool.