.htaccess is a small text file that is placed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it should handle requests when a website or a folder that 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 Internet site, for example, you'll be able to block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party sites, or you could request the visitor to type in a username and a password in order to view the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use customized error pages for your website, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file offers you a lot more control over your websites and the way they function.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Website Hosting

If you wish to use any of the functions which an .htaccess file provides, but you haven't dealt with such matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all of our cloud website 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 create an .htaccess file within any folder which you have created inside the account. Quite a few options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set customized error pages for any of your sites. Because our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll 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 Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer include a powerful, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the opportunity to use this kind of a file for any purpose even when you are not very experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use some of the options which could be enabled via an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it in the list which you will find when you open the tool. You can even decide in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you shall be good to go. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a given site that is different from the version that the account itself uses. In case you have any issues, we have comprehensive help articles and educational videos that will demonstrate first-hand how to enable any option which is available within the tool.