.htaccess is a small text file that is installed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the web server how it should address requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of widely used scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your site, for example, you could block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you can request the guest to input a username and a password to see the content. You may also set up URL redirecting or use personalized error pages for your Internet site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file gives you significantly more control over your Internet sites and the way they operate.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting
If you wish to use any of the functions an .htaccess file offers, but you have not dealt with such matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all of our cloud hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it will provide you with a simple and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder you have created in the account. A lot of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one which you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set customized error pages for any of your websites. Since 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 if it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server solutions offer an .htaccess generator tool, that's easy enough to be used by people without previous experience. You shall be able to access it through your Hepsia Control Panel and use an intuitive interface to enable any option you need. When you select the folder in which our system will create the .htaccess file, you just have to check the boxes beside the options that you'd like to enable, then save the changes and you shall be all set. The one thing you shall have to type by hand will be a URL - if you would like to use the .htaccess file to redirect one of your domains/subdomains to another address or if you prefer to use customized error pages. Our platform will also permit you to set the PHP version that a site will use by putting an .htaccess file inside its root folder, even when your account in its entirety uses a different version.