An .htaccess file is a text file which contains directives which tell a server how to operate in specific cases. It needs to be positioned in the folder in which these directives should be executed. Numerous script-driven applications use this sort of a file to work correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this sort of a file with personalized content as well and do a wide range of things - block an IP address, a whole network or particular websites from accessing your site, set custom error pages which shall show up instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, redirect a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have more effective control over your web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting
If you get any of our shared web hosting solutions, you can take advantage of our user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, which is part of the Hepsia CP. You won't need to know what syntax the many directives in this type of a file must have, as our tool is very simple to use and you'll only need to check boxes or input URLs, so you can easily use an .htaccess file even if you have never had a website hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator gives a number of options - you could block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when a person opens your Internet site, set up password protection, redirect a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, and much more. You shall even be able to set a different PHP version for each of your sites.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers which we provide feature a powerful, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the option to use such a file for any purpose even if you're not experienced. The tool is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use any of the options that can be activated using an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it inside the list that you shall find when you open the tool. You can even decide in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you'll be set. An .htaccess file could also be used to set a PHP version for a certain website which is different from the version which the account itself employs. Should you have any issues, we have in-depth help articles and video lessons that will show you first-hand how to activate any option available inside the tool.