An .htaccess file is a text file which incorporates directives which tell a web server how to act in particular events. It needs to be positioned in the folder where these directives should be performed. Numerous script-driven applications use this type of a file to perform efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use such a file with custom made content as well and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or specific Internet sites from accessing your site, set tailor-made error pages which will show up rather than server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, redirect a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have more effective control over your online presence.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting

If you want to use any of the functions that an .htaccess file offers, but you have never dealt with this kind of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool provided with our shared hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will give you an uncomplicated and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you've created within the account. A large number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one that you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set personalized error pages for each of your websites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for each of your Internet sites regardless if it's different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated packages that we provide come with an efficient, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the chance to use this type of a file for any purpose even if you're not too experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use some of the options that could be activated via an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it in the list that you will find when you open the tool. You can also select in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you shall be good to go. An .htaccess file can be used to set a PHP version for a certain website which differs from the version which the account itself employs. If you have any troubles, we have comprehensive help articles and video lessons which will explain to you first-hand how to enable any option that is available in the tool.