An .htaccess file is a text file that includes directives which tell a server how to act in particular cases. It should be positioned in the folder where these directives should be executed. Numerous script-driven applications employ this sort of a file to work correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use such a file with custom made content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, a whole network or specific websites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages that shall be displayed rather than server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the site, redirect a domain or a subdomain to another web address, create a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have far better control over your world-wide web presence.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting

You could use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our ground breaking cloud platform regardless of which shared website hosting plan you pick when you sign up. Furthermore, if you would like use one of the features which this sort of a file provides, but you don't have a lot of experience, you will be able to use our .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and enter only file names or URLs. This way, you could work with an .htaccess file even if you do not know the syntax of the directives you have to use in general. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be able to redirect a domain, to choose a different home page for a website, or to even set a different version of PHP for a particular site, which can be different from the version which your website hosting account uses.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans which we provide include a powerful, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with the option to use this type of a file for any purpose even if you're not too experienced. The tool is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use some of the options that can be activated through 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. Also you can choose in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you'll be all set. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a given website which is different from the version which the account itself employs. In case you have any troubles, we have comprehensive help articles and educational videos which will show you first-hand how to activate any option available in the tool.