.htaccess is a small text file which is placed either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the server how it should address requests when a website or a folder which is part of it is accessed. Many commonly used scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you may block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you could request the visitor to type in a username and a password to view the content. You can also set up URL redirecting or use custom made error pages for your website, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file offers you far more control over your websites and the way they function.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting

If you would like to use any of the features that an .htaccess file provides, but you have not dealt with this kind of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all of our shared hosting plans. 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 inside any folder that you've created inside the account. A large number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one that you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom made error pages for each of your sites. Since our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for each of your sites even if it's different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server packages include an .htaccess generator tool, that's simple enough to be used by people without previous experience. You'll be able to access it via your Hepsia Control Panel and use a user-friendly interface to activate any option you want. Once you select the folder in which our system will create the .htaccess file, you just need to check the boxes next to the options that you would like to activate, then save the changes and you will be good to go. The only thing you'll have to type by hand shall be a URL - if you want to use the .htaccess file to redirect one of your domains/subdomains to an alternative address or if you would like to use custom made error pages. Our platform shall also enable you to set the PHP version that a website will use by placing an .htaccess file in its root folder, regardless if your account as a whole uses a different version.