An .htaccess file is a text file that includes directives that tell a web server how to act in certain cases. It must be positioned in the folder in which these directives should be executed. Numerous script-driven applications employ this type of a file to work efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this sort of a file with customized content as well and do a lot of things - block an IP address, a whole network or particular websites from accessing your site, set tailor-made error pages which shall appear instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, direct a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, create a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have far better control over your world-wide web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Website Hosting
If you want to use any of the features which an .htaccess file provides, but you have never dealt with this kind of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool included with all of our website hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll provide you with a simple and user-friendly 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 choose the one which you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom error pages for each of your websites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for any of your websites regardless if it is different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server packages provide an .htaccess generator tool, that's simple enough to be used by people with zero previous experience. You shall be able to access it via your Hepsia Control Panel and use an easy-to-use interface to enable any option you'd like. Once you pick the folder where our system will create the .htaccess file, you just have to check the boxes beside the options that you'd like to activate, then save the changes and you will be ready. The one thing you'll have to type by hand will be a URL - if you would like to use the .htaccess file to forward one of your domains/subdomains to another address or if you prefer to use customized error pages. Our platform will also permit you to set the PHP version which an Internet site will use by adding an .htaccess file inside its root folder, no matter if your account in general uses a different version.