An .htaccess file is a text file which includes directives that tell a web server how to act in specific cases. It must be put in the folder where these directives should be performed. Many script-driven applications use such a file to function correctly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this kind of a file with custom content as well and do a wide range of things - block an IP address, a whole network or specific websites from accessing your site, set personalized error pages which will appear rather than server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the website, redirect a domain or a subdomain to another web address, create a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have far better control over your world-wide web presence.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Website Hosting

If you wish to use any of the functionalities which an .htaccess file provides, but you have never dealt with such matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all our cloud website hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it shall provide you with a simple and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you've created in the account. Quite a few 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 made error pages for any of your websites. As 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 Internet sites even when it is different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated plans which we offer come with a powerful, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with the opportunity to use such a file for any purpose even when you are not too experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use any of the options which can be activated via an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it in the list which you'll find when you open the tool. Also you can select in which directory of your account the file will be created and you'll be set. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a certain Internet site that differs from the version that the account itself employs. Should you have any difficulties, we have comprehensive help articles and instructional videos which will reveal to you first-hand how to activate any option which is available inside the tool.