With an .htaccess file, you will specify how the web server that addresses the requests to your websites must act in a variety of cases. This is a text file with directives that are executed when somebody tries to open your website and what happens next depends on the content of the file. For instance, you can block a particular IP address from accessing the site, and the server will decline your visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain name to some other URL, so the server will redirect the visitor to the new web address. You can also use personalized error pages or preserve any part of your site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many well-known script-driven applications, like Joomla, WordPress and Drupal, use an .htaccess file to work properly.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting
If you wish to use any of the functionalities an .htaccess file provides, but you have not dealt with this kind of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all our shared website hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall provide you with an easy and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you've created in the account. Quite a few options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one which you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for any of your sites. Since our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for each of your Internet sites even when it's different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server packages provide an .htaccess generator tool, that's easy enough to be used by individuals with no previous experience. You will be able to access it using your Hepsia Control Panel and take advantage of an intuitive interface to activate any option you'd like. As soon as you select the folder where our system will set up the .htaccess file, you just have to check the boxes beside the options that you would like to enable, then save the changes and you shall be set. The one thing you'll have to input by hand will be a URL - if you want to use the .htaccess file to redirect one of your domains/subdomains to a different address or if you want to use custom made error pages. Our platform will also enable you to set the PHP version which an Internet site will use by adding an .htaccess file in its root folder, even if your account as a whole uses a different version.