.htaccess is a small text file which is placed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the server how it has to address requests when a website or a folder that's part of it is accessed. A lot of widespread scripts such as WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your site, for example, you'll be able to block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you could request the visitor to input a username and a password in order to view the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use custom error pages for your Internet site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file offers you much more control over your websites and the way they operate.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting
If you would like to use any of the functionalities that an .htaccess file provides, but you have not dealt with this type of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool offered with our shared website hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall give you a simple and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file within any folder that you've created within the account. A huge number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set personalized error pages for any of your sites. Because our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for each 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 Servers
Our semi-dedicated server solutions provide an .htaccess generator tool, that is easy enough to be used by people with zero previous experience. You will be able to access it using your Hepsia Control Panel and employ an easy-to-use interface to enable any option you need. When you select the folder in which our system will create the .htaccess file, you only need to check the boxes next to the options you want to enable, then save the changes and you'll be all set. The one thing you'll have to type manually shall be a URL - if you wish to use the .htaccess file to redirect one of your domains/subdomains to another address or if you prefer to use custom error pages. Our platform shall also enable you to set the PHP version which an Internet site will use by placing an .htaccess file in its root folder, even when your account in general uses a different version.