An .htaccess file is a text file that includes directives which tell a server how to behave in particular cases. It should be put in the folder where these directives should be executed. A lot of script-driven applications use such a file to operate correctly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use such a file with personalized content too and do lots of things - block an IP address, a whole network or certain websites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages which will appear instead of the server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the site, direct a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have significantly better control over your world-wide web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
You can use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our modern cloud platform irrespective of which Linux shared hosting package you choose when you sign up. In addition, if you want to use one of the features that this kind of a file provides, but you don't have a lot of experience, you will be able to use our .htaccess generator tool, which shall offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and type only file names or URLs. This way, you'll be able to use an .htaccess file even if you do not know the syntax of the directives you need to use in general. With just a few clicks, you'll be able to redirect a domain, to choose another homepage for a site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a certain site, which could be different from the version your web hosting account uses.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server packages come with an .htaccess generator tool, that is easy enough to be used by individuals with zero previous experience. You will be able to access it via your Hepsia Control Panel and take advantage of an easy-to-use interface to activate any option you want. Once you pick the folder where our system will create the .htaccess file, you just have to check the boxes next to the options you want to activate, then save the changes and you will be ready. The only thing you shall have to type manually shall be a URL - if you would like to use the .htaccess file to redirect one of your domains/subdomains to another address or if you prefer to use custom made error pages. Our platform will also enable you to set the PHP version which a site will use by placing an .htaccess file in its root folder, regardless if your account in its entirety uses a different version.