With an .htaccess file, you will define how the web server that manages the requests to your Internet sites must act in a variety of cases. This is a text file with directives that are performed when someone tries to open your website and what happens next depends on the content of the file. For instance, you could block a certain IP address from accessing the website, which means that the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can redirect your domain to some other URL, so the server may redirect the visitor to the new web address. Also you can use tailor-made error pages or shield any part of your website with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many popular script-driven apps, like Joomla, Drupal and WordPress, use an .htaccess file to operate correctly.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting
If you want to use any of the features that an .htaccess file offers, but you've never dealt with this sort of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all our cloud web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it shall offer you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file in any folder you have created inside the account. A large number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one that you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set personalized error pages for any of your websites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for each of your Internet sites even when it's different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers which we offer you come with an efficient, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the option to use this type of a file for any purpose even when you are not experienced. The tool is included in the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use any of the options which may be activated via an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it in the list which you will find when you open the tool. Also you can decide in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you'll be set. An .htaccess file could also be used to set a PHP version for a certain Internet site that differs from the version that the account itself takes advantage of. If you have any problems, we have detailed help articles and video tutorials which will demonstrate first-hand how to enable any option that's available in the tool.