.htaccess is a small text file that is placed either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it should handle requests when an Internet site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. A lot of widespread scripts including Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you could block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party sites, or you may request the visitor to type in a username and a password in order to view the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use personalized error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file gives you much more control over your Internet sites and the way they perform.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

If you acquire any of our cloud web hosting solutions, you can benefit from our user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that is part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You shall not need to know what syntax the many directives in such a file must have, as our tool is very easy to use and you'll only have to check boxes or type in URLs, so you can easily use an .htaccess file even in case you have never had a hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator gives a wide range of options - you are able to block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when someone opens your website, set up password protection, forward a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, plus much more. You shall even be able to set a different PHP version for each of your sites.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we offer feature a powerful, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the chance to use this kind of a file for any purpose even if you are not very experienced. The tool is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use some of the options that could be enabled with an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it inside the list that you shall find when you open the tool. You can even pick in which directory of your account the file will be created and you shall be all set. An .htaccess file could also be used to set a PHP version for a particular website which differs from the version that the account itself employs. In case you have any troubles, we have in-depth help articles and educational videos that shall explain to you first-hand how to activate any option which is available within the tool.