An .htaccess file is a text file which contains directives which tell a web server how to act in specific situations. It must be placed in the folder in which these directives should be carried out. Numerous script-driven applications use this type of a file to perform correctly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this type of a file with custom made content as well and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain websites from accessing your site, set customized error pages that shall 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, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have more effective control over your world-wide web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
If you wish to use any of the features an .htaccess file offers, but you have never dealt with this sort of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool provided with our shared hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it'll offer you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file within any folder you have created within the account. A large number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only select 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 each of your sites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for any of your Internet sites regardless if it's different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.