.htaccess is a small text file which is located either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it must handle requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Numerous popular scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you may block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you may request the visitor to input a username and a password to see the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use customized error pages for your Internet site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file will give you far more control over your sites and the way they perform.

.htaccess Generator in Hosting

If you would like to use any of the functions an .htaccess file provides, but you haven't dealt with such matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all of our hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it shall give you a simple and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file inside any folder that you have created within the account. A huge number of options shall 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 customized error pages for any of your sites. Since our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for any of your websites even when it's different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated hosting packages which we provide feature an efficient, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the option to use this sort of a file for any purpose even if you are not too experienced. The tool is included in the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use any of the options which can be activated using an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it inside the list that you'll find when you open the tool. You can also choose in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you'll be ready. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a specific site which differs from the version that the account itself uses. If you have any difficulties, we have comprehensive help articles and video tutorials that will demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option which is available within the tool.