With an .htaccess file, you will specify how the web server that manages the requests to your Internet sites must act in various cases. This is a text file with directives that are carried out when somebody tries to open your website and what happens next is determined by the content of the file. As an example, you may block a certain IP address from opening your website, therefore the server will decline your visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain to an alternative URL, so the server will direct the visitor to the new web address. Also you can use tailor-made error pages or preserve any part of your site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file in the correct folder. Many widely used script-driven apps, like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, use an .htaccess file to operate properly.

.htaccess Generator in Hosting

If you want to use any of the functionalities that an .htaccess file offers, but you haven't dealt with this sort of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all of our hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll provide you with a simple and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder you have created inside the account. Quite a few options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one which you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set personalized error pages for any 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 even when it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.