.htaccess is a small text file that's located either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the web server how it must handle requests when a site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Numerous famous scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your site, for instance, you can block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you may request the visitor to enter a username and a password to be able to view the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use personalized error pages for your website, 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 Internet sites and the way they perform.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting

If you want to use any of the features which an .htaccess file offers, but you haven't dealt with such matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all of our shared web hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it'll give you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file within any folder you have created in the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set customized error pages for any of your websites. Considering that 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 sites regardless if it's different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server solutions include an .htaccess generator tool, which is simple enough to be used by people without previous experience. You shall be able to access it via your Hepsia Control Panel and take advantage of an easy-to-use interface to enable any option you would like. Once you pick the folder in which our system will set up the .htaccess file, you simply need to check the boxes next to the options that you want to activate, then save the changes and you'll be ready. The one thing you will have to type by hand shall be a URL - if you need to use the .htaccess file to redirect one of your domains/subdomains to another address or if you prefer to use customized error pages. Our platform will also enable you to set the PHP version which a website will use by adding an .htaccess file in its root folder, no matter if your account as a whole uses a different version.