An .htaccess file is a text file which contains directives which tell a web server how to operate in certain occasions. It needs to be put in the folder in which these directives should be executed. Many script-driven apps use this sort of a file to operate efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this sort of a file with personalized content too and do lots of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain sites from accessing your site, set customized error pages which shall show up instead of the server-generated ones if 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 and much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have much better control over your web presence.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Website Hosting

If you would like to use any of the functions an .htaccess file provides, but you haven't dealt with this type of matters before, you can 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 give you an uncomplicated and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file within any folder that you have created within the account. A large number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom made error pages for any of your sites. As our cloud platform supports a variety 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 hosting plans that we provide include an efficient, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that will provide you with the option to use this kind of a file for any purpose even if you're not too experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use some of the options that can be activated through an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it in the list that you shall find when you open the tool. Also you can select in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you shall be good to go. An .htaccess file can be used to set a PHP version for a certain Internet site which differs from the version that the account itself takes advantage of. In case you have any issues, we have comprehensive help articles and educational videos which will show you first-hand how to enable any option that is available inside the tool.