An .htaccess file is a text file that includes directives that tell a server how to operate in specific events. It must be placed in the folder where these directives should be executed. A lot of script-driven applications use such a file to operate properly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use this type of a file with customized content too and do lots of things - block an IP address, a whole network or specific websites from accessing your site, set custom error pages which will appear rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, redirect a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, set up a password-protected area plus more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have far better control over your presence online.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
If you want to use any of the features an .htaccess file offers, but you've never dealt with such matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all of our shared hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it will offer you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file within any folder that you've created within the account. Quite a few 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 redirect a domain or to set custom made error pages for any of your websites. Because our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites regardless if it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service include the advanced, yet easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel, that includes our .htaccess generator tool. It shall permit you to create a system file in any folder that you pick with only a few mouse clicks. Even if you're not tech-savvy, you may benefit from all the features an .htaccess file features as our tool is quite intuitive to use. You'll find a list of all the options which you can enable and there shall be a checkbox next to each of them. Just choose the options which you want to enable and eventually type a URL - if you are using the .htaccess file to redirect one URL to another or to set personalized error pages. You will not have to enter any code at any time. If necessary, you can use an .htaccess file to employ different versions of PHP for your Internet sites, since many versions are available simultaneously on our web hosting platform.