An .htaccess file is a text file which contains directives which tell a server how to act in specific cases. It should be placed in the folder in which these directives should be performed. Numerous script-driven apps use such a file to operate properly - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this sort of a file with personalized content as well and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or particular websites from accessing your site, set customized error pages that shall show up rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to another web address, create a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have significantly better control over your web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Website Hosting
If you would like to use any of the functionalities which an .htaccess file provides, but you haven't dealt with this type of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool offered with our cloud website hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall offer you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder which you have created within the account. A lot of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one which you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set customized error pages for each of your websites. Because our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites regardless if it's different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server packages include an .htaccess generator tool, that is easy enough to be used by people without previous experience. You'll be able to access it through your Hepsia Control Panel and employ an easy-to-use interface to enable any option you need. When you select the folder where our system will create the .htaccess file, you only need to check the boxes next to the options that you'd like to activate, then save the changes and you'll be all set. The only thing you will have to enter manually will be a URL - if you'd like to use the .htaccess file to forward one of your domains/subdomains to an alternative address or if you prefer to use custom error pages. Our platform will also enable you to set the PHP version that an Internet site will use by adding an .htaccess file within its root folder, even if your account in general uses a different version.