An .htaccess file is a text file that includes directives which tell a web server how to behave in particular situations. It needs to be put in the folder in which these directives should be carried out. A lot of script-driven apps use this type of a file to perform correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use this type of a file with custom content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain sites from accessing your site, set tailor-made error pages which will show up instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have more effective control over your web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
You could use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our modern cloud platform no matter which shared hosting you select when you sign up. Also, if you want to use one of the features that such a file provides, but you do not have a lot of experience, you can certainly use our .htaccess generator tool, that will offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and type only file names or URLs. This way, you could take advantage of an .htaccess file even if you do not know the syntax of the directives you need to use in general. With just a few clicks, you'll be able to forward a domain, to pick a different homepage for an Internet site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a certain site, which can be different from the version your website hosting account uses.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we provide include a powerful, but time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool, that will provide you with the chance to use this sort of a file for any purpose even if you are not very experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use some of the options that may be enabled through an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it within the list that you shall find when you open the tool. You may also decide in which directory of your account the file will be created and you will be good to go. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a certain site that is different from the version that the account itself takes advantage of. In case you have any problems, we have comprehensive help articles and video lessons that shall reveal to you first-hand how to activate any option available within the tool.