An .htaccess file is a text file that contains directives that tell a server how to behave in certain situations. It should be placed into the folder in which these directives should be performed. Many script-driven apps use this kind of a file to work properly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this type of a file with custom made content too and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or particular websites from accessing your site, set customized error pages that will appear rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, forward a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you will have more effective control over your world-wide web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting
You may use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our modern cloud platform regardless of which Linux shared website hosting package you choose when you sign up. Furthermore, if you would like use one of the features which such a file provides, but you don't have much experience, you can certainly use our .htaccess generator tool, which shall provide you with an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and enter only file names or URLs. This way, you could work with an .htaccess file even if you do not know the syntax of the directives you have to use in general. With only a few mouse clicks, you shall be able to forward a domain, to choose another homepage for an Internet site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a particular website, which can be different from the version that your website hosting account uses.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you open a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to use our efficient, albeit simple-to-use .htaccess generator tool, that is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You may select the folder in which the file shall be created and after that you will only have to select a checkbox next to each option that you would like to use - it is as basic as that. If you need to set up URL forwarding or to set personalized error pages for each of your sites, you shall also need to type in a web address, but you will not have to input any special code at any time, so you can easily use our tool even if you do not have previous experience. Due to the fact that our sophisticated website hosting platform supports a number of versions of PHP, you will also be able to choose the version which any site shall use, even if it is not the same as the one selected for the account as a whole.