An .htaccess file is a text file that includes directives which tell a web server how to behave in particular occasions. It needs to be placed into the folder where these directives should be performed. Many script-driven apps use this sort of a file to work correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use such a file with custom made content as well and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, a whole network or certain websites from accessing your site, set custom error pages that shall show up rather than server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have far better control over your web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting
If you want to use any of the features that an .htaccess file provides, but you have not dealt with such matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all our shared web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll offer you an easy and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder you have created in the account. A huge number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one which 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. As our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you will 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 website hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server packages include an .htaccess generator tool, that's simple enough to be used by individuals without previous experience. You will be able to access it via your Hepsia Control Panel and take advantage of a user-friendly interface to enable any option you would like. Once you pick the folder in which our system will set up the .htaccess file, you just have to check the boxes beside the options that you want to activate, then save the changes and you will be ready. The one thing you shall have to type in manually shall be a URL - if you would like to use the .htaccess file to redirect one of your domains/subdomains to an alternative address or if you want to use customized error pages. Our platform will also permit you to set the PHP version which an Internet site will use by putting an .htaccess file in its root folder, even if your account in general uses a different version.