An .htaccess file is a text file which includes directives that tell a web server how to behave in certain events. It should be placed into the folder in which these directives should be executed. Loads of script-driven apps use such a file to perform efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this type of a file with personalized content as well and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or particular sites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages which will be displayed rather than the server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, set up a password-protected area plus more. With an .htaccess file, you will have much better control over your web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
If you want to use any of the features an .htaccess file provides, but you have not dealt with such matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all of our shared hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will provide you with an uncomplicated and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file inside any folder you have created in the account. A large number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one that you need and eventually type in a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for each 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 each of your Internet sites regardless if it is different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated packages that we provide include a powerful, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the option to use this sort of a file for any purpose even when you are not very experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use any of the options which can be enabled with an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it within the list that you shall find when you open the tool. You can even select in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you will be good to go. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a specific website that is different from the version that the account itself uses. If you have any problems, we have in-depth help articles and educational videos that shall show you first-hand how to enable any option which is available within the tool.