.htaccess is a small text file which is installed either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the web server how it should manage requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. A lot of famous scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you can block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party websites, or you may request the visitor to enter a username and a password in order to view the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use personalized error pages for your Internet site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file gives you much more control over your sites and the way they operate.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting
If you would like to use any of the functionalities that an .htaccess file offers, but you haven't dealt with this sort of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with our cloud hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it will offer you a simple and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file within any folder you have created in the account. A huge number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one which you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom error pages for any of your Internet sites. Considering that 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 websites even if it is different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting plans which we provide feature a powerful, but time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the option to use this kind of a file for any purpose even if you are not too experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use any of the options which may be activated via an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it inside the list that you shall find when you open the tool. You can also decide 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 given site that differs from the version which the account itself employs. Should you have any difficulties, we have detailed help articles and video lessons which will demonstrate first-hand how to enable any option which is available in the tool.