.htaccess is a small text file which is placed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to inform the web server how it should manage requests when an Internet site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. A lot of popular scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your site, for instance, you could block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party websites, or you can request the guest to input a username and a password to be able to see 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 operate.
.htaccess Generator in Website Hosting
If you would like to use any of the functionalities which an .htaccess file offers, but you have not dealt with this sort of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool included with all of our website hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it will offer you a simple and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you have created inside the account. Quite a few options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set personalized error pages for any of your Internet sites. As our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you will 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 Internet hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting service which we offer come with a powerful, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the chance to use this type of a file for any purpose even when you are not too experienced. The tool is integrated into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use some of the options that could be activated through an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it within the list which you will find when you open the tool. You can also pick in which directory of your account the file will be created and you'll be all set. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a given Internet site that differs from the version that the account itself takes advantage of. In case you have any problems, we have thorough help articles and video lessons that will show you first-hand how to activate any option that's available within the tool.