.htaccess is a small text file that's installed either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the web server how it should manage requests when an Internet site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. A lot of widely used scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your site, for instance, you may block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party sites, or you could request the visitor to input a username and a password to view the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use customized error pages for your site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file shall give you a lot more control over your Internet sites and the way they perform.

.htaccess Generator in Website Hosting

If you want to use any of the functionalities an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with this kind of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all of our website hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll offer you a simple and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder which you have created within the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one that you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom made error pages for any of your websites. Considering that our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites even when it's different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server plans provide an .htaccess generator tool, that's simple enough to be used by people with zero previous experience. You shall be able to access it using your Hepsia Control Panel and employ an intuitive interface to enable any option you want. After you select the folder where our system will create the .htaccess file, you simply need to check the boxes beside the options that you'd like to activate, then save the changes and you'll be good to go. The one thing you shall have to input by hand will be a URL - if you would like to use the .htaccess file to redirect one of your domains/subdomains to an alternative address or if you would like to use custom error pages. Our platform shall also enable you to set the PHP version that a site will use by adding an .htaccess file inside its root folder, regardless if your account in general uses a different version.