With an .htaccess file, you'll specify how the server which deals with the requests to your web sites have to act a number of cases. This is a text file with directives that are executed when somebody tries to open your website and what happens next will depend on the content of the file. For instance, you can block a specific IP address from accessing the Internet site, so the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can redirect your domain name to some other URL, so the server will direct the visitor to the new web address. You can also use personalized error pages or secure any part of your website with a password, if you place an .htaccess file in the correct folder. Many well-known script-driven apps, like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, use an .htaccess file to operate properly.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use any of the functions an .htaccess file offers, but you have not dealt with this sort of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool offered with our cloud hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it will offer you an easy and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file within any folder that you've created in the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose 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 sites. Since our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for each of your websites even when it is different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans which we offer include a powerful, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the opportunity to use such a file for any purpose even if you're not experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use any of the options which can be activated via an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it inside the list that you'll find when you open the tool. You can even choose in which directory of your account the file will be created and you will be all set. An .htaccess file can also be used to set a PHP version for a particular website which is different from the version which the account itself takes advantage of. If you have any difficulties, we have detailed help articles and instructional videos that shall explain to you first-hand how to activate any option that is available in the tool.