.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 must handle requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of widely used scripts such as Joomla™ and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your Internet site, for instance, you could block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party sites, or you can request the visitor to input a username and a password to see the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your Internet site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so on. An .htaccess file shall give you a lot more control over your sites and the way they perform.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting
If you would like to use any of the functions which an .htaccess file offers, but you have not dealt with such matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool provided with our shared web hosting
solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it shall offer you a simple and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder which 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 personalized error pages for each of your websites. Since our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for each of your sites even if it is different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting
which we provide feature an efficient, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the opportunity to use such a file for any purpose even if you're not too experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use some of the options that can be activated via an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it in the list that you'll find when you open the tool. You can also select in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you will be set. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a certain site which is different from the version that the account itself uses. If you have any problems, we have detailed help articles and instructional videos that will demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option available inside the tool.