.htaccess is a small text file that is installed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the server how it must manage requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Many widespread scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your site, for example, you'll be able to block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you can request the visitor to type in a username and a password to be able to view the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use custom error pages for your site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so on. An .htaccess file gives you much more control over your websites and the way they work.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

When you obtain any of our cloud web hosting solutions, you can take advantage of our user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that's part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You will not need to know what syntax the many directives in this kind of a file need to have, since our tool is very easy to use and you shall only have to check boxes or enter URLs, so you can use an .htaccess file even if you have never had a hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator offers a number of options - you'll be able to block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when someone opens your website, create password protection, redirect a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, and more. You shall even be able to set a different PHP version for each one of your sites.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server solutions offer an .htaccess generator tool, that's simple enough to be used by people without previous experience. You shall be able to access it through your Hepsia Control Panel and benefit from a user-friendly interface to activate any option you would like. When you select the folder in which our system will create the .htaccess file, you only need to check the boxes beside the options which you want to activate, then save the changes and you'll be ready. The only thing you shall have to input manually will be a URL - if you'd like to use the .htaccess file to redirect one of your domains/subdomains to an alternative address or if you prefer to use customized error pages. Our platform shall also permit you to set the PHP version that a site will use by adding an .htaccess file inside its root folder, even if your account as a whole uses a different version.