.htaccess is a small text file which is located 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. Lots of famous scripts including Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you can block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you may request the visitor to input a username and a password to be able to see the content. You can also set up URL redirecting 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, and so on. An .htaccess file offers you much more control over your Internet sites and the way they work.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting

If you wish to use any of the features that an .htaccess file offers, but you've never dealt with this type of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all our shared website hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it shall offer you an easy and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you've created inside the account. A huge number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one that you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for any of your Internet sites. Because our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites even if it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide come with a powerful, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the opportunity to use this sort of a file for any purpose even if you are not too experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use some of the options which could be enabled via an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it in the list which you'll find when you open the tool. Also you can choose in which directory of your account the file will be created and you'll be all set. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a particular Internet site that is different from the version that the account itself employs. If you have any troubles, we have in-depth help articles and educational videos which will reveal to you first-hand how to activate any option which is available in the tool.