.htaccess is a small text file which is placed either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to guide the web server how it should handle requests when a 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 lot of fake traffic to your Internet site, for instance, you could block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party sites, or you may request the guest to input a username and a password to view the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use custom error pages for your website, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file shall give you significantly more control over your Internet sites and the way they perform.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting

If you would like to use any of the features an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with such matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool provided with our shared hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will give you a simple and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder you have created in the account. A huge number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom made error pages for any of your Internet sites. As our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for each of your websites 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 which we provide feature a powerful, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, that will provide you with the opportunity to use this kind of 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 some of the options that could be enabled via an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it in the list which you'll find when you open the tool. You can even choose in which directory of your account the file will be created and you'll be set. An .htaccess file could also be used to set a PHP version for a specific website that differs from the version which the account itself takes advantage of. Should you have any problems, we have thorough help articles and educational videos that will demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option available inside the tool.