An .htaccess file is a text file which incorporates directives which tell a server how to operate in specific cases. It needs to be placed into the folder in which these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven applications use such a file to function efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this kind of a file with custom made content too and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or specific Internet sites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages which will be displayed rather than the server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the website, forward a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have far better control over your web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Website Hosting
If you obtain any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can take advantage of our intuitive .htaccess generator tool, that's part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You won't need to know what syntax the many directives in this kind of a file must have, as our tool is super easy to use and you'll only have to check boxes or type URLs, so you can easily use an .htaccess file even if you have never had a hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator gives a wide range of options - you are able to block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when somebody opens your Internet site, create password protection, forward a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, and much more. You'll even be able to set a different PHP version for each one of your websites.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer you come with an efficient, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the option to use such a file for any purpose even when you are not experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use some of the options which can be enabled with an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it in the list which you'll find when you open the tool. You can even pick in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you'll be good to go. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a particular site that differs from the version which the account itself employs. If you have any difficulties, we have detailed help articles and video lessons that shall reveal to you first-hand how to enable any option that's available in the tool.