.htaccess is a small text file that is installed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to inform the server how it has to handle requests when a website or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Lots of famous scripts like WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your site, for example, you could block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party sites, or you may request the guest to type in a username and a password in order to view the content. You can also set up URL redirecting or use custom error pages for your website, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so on. An .htaccess file gives you significantly more control over your Internet sites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Web Hosting
If you want to use any of the functions which an .htaccess file offers, but you have not dealt with this kind of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool provided with our web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it will provide you with an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file inside any folder that you've created inside the account. Many options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set customized error pages for each of your sites. Because our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for each of your sites even when it's different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include the advanced, yet easy-to-use Hepsia CP, that features our .htaccess generator tool. It shall allow you to create a system file within any folder that you choose with just a couple of clicks. Even if you are not tech-savvy, you can take advantage of all the functions that an .htaccess file offers as our tool is extremely intuitive to use. There is also a list of all the options which you can activate and there will be a checkbox next to each of them. Just choose the options which you want to activate and eventually enter a URL - if you're using the .htaccess file to redirect one URL to another or to set custom error pages. You will not have to type in any code at any time. If needed, you may use an .htaccess file to use different versions of PHP for your websites, since a number of versions are available simultaneously on our website hosting platform.