.htaccess is a small text file which is installed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the web server how it has to handle requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of famous scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your website, for example, you may block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party websites, or you could request the visitor to enter 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 Internet site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so on. An .htaccess file will give you much more control over your Internet sites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting
If you wish to use any of the functionalities that an .htaccess file provides, but you haven't dealt with this sort of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with our cloud hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it'll give you a simple and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file in any folder that you have created within the account. A lot of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one which you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom error pages for each of your sites. Since our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for each of your Internet sites regardless if it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer feature a powerful, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with the chance 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 any of the options which could be activated 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 choose in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you'll be set. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a given Internet site which is different from the version which the account itself uses. Should you have any problems, we have comprehensive help articles and video lessons which will show you first-hand how to enable any option available in the tool.