An .htaccess file is a text file which includes directives which tell a web server how to behave in specific events. It should be positioned in the folder in which these directives should be carried out. Many script-driven applications employ this kind of a file to work correctly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this type of a file with custom content too and do a wide range of things - block an IP address, a whole network or certain Internet sites from accessing your site, set customized error pages that shall be displayed rather than server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the website, direct a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, create a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have far better control over your web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Hosting
You can use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our ground breaking cloud platform regardless of which Linux hosting you select when you sign up. Furthermore, if you'd like to use one of the features which this kind of a file offers, but you do not have much experience, you could use our .htaccess generator tool, that will offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and type only file names or URLs. That way, you can take advantage of an .htaccess file even though you may not know the syntax of the directives that you have to use in general. With only a few clicks, you shall be able to redirect a domain, to pick another homepage for a website, or to even set a different version of PHP for a given site, which can be different from the version your web hosting account uses.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting that we offer come with a powerful, but time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the chance to use such a file for any purpose even when you are not too experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use any of the options which may be activated with an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it in the list which you shall find when you open the tool. Also you can select in which directory of your account the file will be created and you'll be set. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a certain site that is different from the version that the account itself takes advantage of. Should you have any difficulties, we have thorough help articles and educational videos that shall demonstrate first-hand how to enable any option that is available inside the tool.