An .htaccess file is a text file that features directives which tell a server how to operate in particular cases. It needs to be positioned in the folder where these directives should be performed. Numerous script-driven applications employ this sort of a file to work efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this type of a file with customized content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, an entire network or particular sites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages that will be displayed instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have much better control over your world-wide web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting
If you would like to use any of the features which an .htaccess file provides, but you haven't dealt with this type of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all our shared web 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 set up an .htaccess file inside any folder which you have created within the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one you need and eventually type in a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for each of your sites. Because our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites even if it is different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we offer feature a powerful, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, that will provide you with the chance to use this type of a file for any purpose even if you are not too experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use any of the options that can be enabled using an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it in the list which you will find when you open the tool. You can even choose 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 specific website which differs from the version which the account itself takes advantage of. In case you have any issues, we have thorough help articles and instructional videos that shall demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option available within the tool.