An .htaccess file is a text file which includes directives that tell a web server how to act in specific events. It should be placed into the folder in which these directives should be executed. Loads of script-driven applications use this sort of a file to function efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this sort of a file with customized content as well and do a wide range of things - block an IP address, an entire network or specific Internet sites from accessing your site, set custom error pages that shall appear rather than the server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the website, forward a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have significantly better control over your online presence.
.htaccess Generator in Hosting
If you want to use any of the functions which an .htaccess file offers, but you haven't dealt with this kind of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool offered with our hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall give you a simple and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file inside any folder which you have created within the account. Many options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one that you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set customized error pages for any of your Internet sites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for each of your Internet sites even when it's different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting plans which we offer feature a powerful, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the opportunity to use such a file for any purpose even when you are not too experienced. The tool is included in the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use some of the options that can be enabled with an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it within the list that you shall find when you open the tool. You can also choose in which directory of your account the file will be created and you shall be all set. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a certain site that differs from the version which the account itself employs. If you have any issues, we have comprehensive help articles and video lessons which will demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option which is available within the tool.