With an .htaccess file, you will specify how the server that deals with the requests to your web sites must act in a variety of scenarios. This is a text file with directives that are performed when an individual tries to open your website and what happens next depends on the content of the file. For example, you can block a certain IP address from accessing the website, which means that the server will decline your visitor’s request, or you can redirect your domain name to a different URL, so the server will redirect the visitor to the new web address. Also you can use custom-made error pages or secure any part of your Internet site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file in the correct folder. Many well-known script-driven applications, like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, use an .htaccess file to work efficiently.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
If you wish to use any of the functionalities that an .htaccess file offers, but you have never dealt with such matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all of our shared hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall offer you a simple and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file within any folder you have created inside the account. A lot of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for each of your Internet sites. As our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites regardless if it's different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our semi-dedicated server plans provide an .htaccess generator tool, which is simple enough to be used by individuals with zero previous experience. You will be able to access it using your Hepsia Control Panel and take advantage of an intuitive interface to activate any option you need. After you choose the folder where our system will set up the .htaccess file, you just need to check the boxes next to the options that you would like to enable, then save the changes and you shall be ready. The one thing you shall have to type by hand will be a URL - if you want to use the .htaccess file to forward one of your domains/subdomains to an alternative address or if you want to use personalized error pages. Our platform shall also allow you to set the PHP version which a website will use by putting an .htaccess file within its root folder, even if your account in general uses a different version.