.htaccess is a small text file that's installed either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the server how it has to manage requests when a site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. A lot of popular scripts such as WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your site, for example, you could block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you may request the visitor to enter a username and a password to be able to see the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use customized error pages for your website, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file will give you significantly more control over your sites and the way they function.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting

If you would like to use any of the features that an .htaccess file offers, but you have not dealt with this type of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with our shared website hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it'll offer you an easy and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you have created within the account. A lot of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one that you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for each of your Internet sites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for each of your Internet sites even when it's different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.