An .htaccess file is a text file that incorporates directives that tell a web server how to behave in particular cases. It should be placed in the folder in which these directives should be performed. Many script-driven applications employ such a file to function properly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use such a file with personalized content as well and do a lot of things - block an IP address, a whole network or certain sites from accessing your site, set custom error pages that will show up instead of the server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the site, direct a domain or a subdomain to another web address, create a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you will have much better control over your presence online.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our innovative cloud platform no matter which Linux cloud web hosting plan you pick when you sign up. Also, if you'd like to use one of the functions which this type of a file offers, but you don't have very much experience, you will be able to use our .htaccess generator tool, which will offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and input only file names or URLs. This way, you'll be able to use an .htaccess file even though you may not know the syntax of the directives you have to use in general. With only a couple of mouse clicks, you'll be able to forward a domain, to choose another home page for a website, or to even set a different version of PHP for a given website, which can be different from the version that your hosting account uses.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include the sophisticated, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP, that includes our .htaccess generator tool. It shall permit you to create a system file inside any folder that you choose with only several clicks. Even if you are not tech-savvy, you may take advantage of all the features that an .htaccess file offers since our tool is extremely intuitive to use. You'll find a list of all the options you can activate and there shall be a checkbox next to each of them. Just choose the options you want to activate and eventually input a URL - if you are using the .htaccess file to forward one URL to another or to set personalized error pages. You shall not have to type in any code at any time. If necessary, you may use an .htaccess file to employ different versions of PHP for your websites, as several versions are available simultaneously on our website hosting platform.