.htaccess is a small text file that's placed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it should address requests when a website or a folder which is part of it is accessed. Many widespread scripts including WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you can block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you could request the guest to enter a username and a password in order to see the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use custom error pages for your site, prevent other websites 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 perform.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use any of the features which an .htaccess file offers, but you haven't dealt with this sort of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all of our cloud hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will give you an easy and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file within any folder you have created in the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one that 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. Since our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites even when it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer come with a powerful, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the chance to use this type of a file for any purpose even if you're not too experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use any of the options that may be activated using an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it within the list that you'll find when you open the tool. You can even choose in which directory of your account the file will be created and you will be good to go. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a given Internet site that is different from the version which the account itself takes advantage of. Should you have any difficulties, we have in-depth help articles and video lessons that shall explain to you first-hand how to activate any option which is available within the tool.