An .htaccess file is a text file which incorporates directives which tell a web server how to act in particular occasions. It should be placed in the folder in which these directives should be executed. Many script-driven applications employ this sort of a file to perform efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use such a file with custom made content too and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or particular sites from accessing your site, set custom error pages which shall be displayed rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, direct a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, create a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have much better control over your presence online.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting
If you want to use any of the functionalities an .htaccess file provides, but you have never dealt with this kind of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all of our shared web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall provide you with an uncomplicated and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file inside any folder you have created within the account. A large number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one that you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom error pages for any of your Internet sites. Because our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for any of your websites regardless if it's different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.