.htaccess is a small text file that's placed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the web server how it has to address requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. A lot of popular scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your site, for example, you can block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party sites, or you can request the guest to enter a username and a password to see the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use customized error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file offers you significantly more control over your sites and the way they operate.

.htaccess Generator in Website Hosting

You may use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our innovative cloud platform no matter which Linux website hosting package you pick when you sign up. In addition, if you'd like to use one of the features that this type of a file provides, but you don't have much experience, you will be able to use our .htaccess generator tool, which shall offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and enter only file names or URLs. Thus, you could work with an .htaccess file even if you do not know the syntax of the directives that you have to use in general. With just a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to redirect a domain, to choose an alternative homepage for a website, or to even set a different version of PHP for a certain website, which could be different from the version that your hosting account uses.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer come with an efficient, but time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the opportunity to use such a file for any purpose even if you are not experienced. The tool is integrated into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use any of the options that may be activated with an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it inside the list that you will find when you open the tool. You can also pick in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you shall be all set. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a particular website which is different from the version that the account itself takes advantage of. Should you have any issues, we have thorough help articles and video lessons that will demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option available within the tool.