.htaccess is a small text file which is installed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the web server how it must address requests when an Internet site or a folder which is part of it is accessed. Lots of widely used scripts including Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you could block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party websites, or you can request the visitor to input a username and a password to view the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use custom error pages for your Internet site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file gives you far more control over your websites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Website Hosting
If you wish to use any of the functions that an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with this kind of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all of our website hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it'll give you an easy and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder you have created within the account. A lot of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one which you need and eventually type in a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom made error pages for each of your websites. As our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for any of your Internet sites even if it is different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer come with a powerful, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, that will provide you with the option to use this type of a file for any purpose even if you are not experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use some of the options that may be activated with an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it within the list which you shall find when you open the tool. Also you can decide in which directory of your account the file will be created and you shall be good to go. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a particular Internet site which differs from the version which the account itself employs. If you have any issues, we have comprehensive help articles and instructional videos that shall demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option available in the tool.