.htaccess is a small text file that's located either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the server how it should handle requests when an Internet site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Lots of widely used scripts including WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your website, for example, you can block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party sites, or you could request the visitor to enter a username and a password to be able to view the content. You may also set up URL redirecting or use customized error pages for your website, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file offers you significantly more control over your sites and the way they perform.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

If you want to use any of the functions that an .htaccess file provides, but you haven't dealt with such matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all of our cloud web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall provide you with an easy and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file in any folder which you have created within the account. A large number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom made error pages for any of your sites. Because our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for each of your Internet sites regardless if it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide come with a powerful, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with the opportunity to use this kind of a file for any purpose even if you are not very experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use some of the options which may be enabled using an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it inside the list which you will find when you open the tool. You can also decide in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you will be all set. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a certain website which is different from the version which the account itself uses. In case you have any issues, we have in-depth help articles and educational videos that shall demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option available inside the tool.