.htaccess is a small text file that's placed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the server how it has to handle requests when an Internet site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of popular scripts such as WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your site, for example, you could block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party sites, or you could request the visitor to type in a username and a password to be able to see the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use custom made error pages for your website, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file offers you a lot more control over your sites and the way they function.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use any of the features which an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with this kind of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with our cloud hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will provide you with a simple and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file in any folder that you've created in the account. A huge number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set personalized error pages for any of your websites. As our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites even when it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers that we offer come with an efficient, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with the chance to use this kind of a file for any purpose even if you are not experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use some of the options which can be activated using an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it inside the list that you shall find when you open the tool. You can even decide in which directory of your account the file will be created and you shall be good to go. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a certain site that is different from the version which the account itself uses. In case you have any problems, we have detailed help articles and video lessons which will show you first-hand how to enable any option that is available in the tool.