An .htaccess file is a text file which incorporates directives that tell a server how to behave in particular events. It should be positioned in the folder where these directives should be carried out. Many script-driven apps use this sort of a file to operate properly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use this kind of a file with custom made content too and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, a whole network or particular sites from accessing your site, set custom error pages which will show up instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, redirect a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area plus more. With an .htaccess file, you will have far better control over your presence online.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting
If you acquire any of our shared website hosting plans, you can reap the benefits of our intuitive .htaccess generator tool, that's part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You won't need to know what syntax the different directives in this type of a file must have, as our tool is very simple to use and you will only have to check boxes or input URLs, so you can use an .htaccess file even in case you have never had a website hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator gives a wide range of options - you could block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when someone opens your Internet site, set up password protection, forward a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, plus much more. You will even be able to set a different PHP version for each of your Internet sites.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans which we offer include a powerful, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the opportunity to use this type of a file for any purpose even when you are not very experienced. The tool is included in the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use any of the options that may be enabled through an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it within the list that you will find when you open the tool. You can even decide in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you will be good to go. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a given website that is different from the version that the account itself uses. In case you have any problems, we have comprehensive help articles and instructional videos that shall explain to you first-hand how to activate any option that is available within the tool.