.htaccess is a small text file that is installed either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the server how it should manage requests when an Internet site or a folder which is part of it is accessed. Lots of popular scripts including Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you can block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you may request the visitor to enter a username and a password to be able to view the content. You can also set up URL redirecting or use custom error pages for your site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so on. An .htaccess file offers you far more control over your Internet sites and the way they work.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

If you obtain any of our cloud hosting solutions, you can benefit from our intuitive .htaccess generator tool, that is part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You shall not need to know what syntax the different directives in this sort of a file should have, as our tool is easy to use and you will only have to check boxes or input URLs, so you can use an .htaccess file even when you have never had a web hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator offers a wide range of options - you'll be able to block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when somebody opens your website, set up password protection, redirect a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, and much more. You will even be able to set a different PHP version for each of your sites.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated servers which we provide feature an efficient, but time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with the opportunity to use such a file for any purpose even if you're not too experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use any of the options that could be activated with an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it within the list that 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 will be ready. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a given website that differs from the version that the account itself uses. In case you have any problems, we have comprehensive help articles and video tutorials that will reveal to you first-hand how to enable any option that is available inside the tool.