An .htaccess file is a text file that incorporates directives which tell a server how to act in certain situations. It must be placed in the folder in which these directives should be performed. Many script-driven applications use such a file to operate correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this type of a file with customized content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, a whole network or specific Internet sites from accessing your site, set custom error pages which will appear rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, direct a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, create a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have more effective control over your web presence.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting

You may use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our ground breaking cloud platform irrespective of which shared plan you choose when you sign up. What is more, if you need to use one of the functions which this kind of a file offers, but you do not have much experience, you could use our .htaccess generator tool, that shall provide you with an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and type in only file names or URLs. This way, you could take advantage of an .htaccess file even though you may not know the syntax of the directives you have to use in general. With a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to redirect a domain, to pick a different home page for an Internet site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a certain Internet site, which could be different from the version that your hosting account uses.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated plans that we offer you feature a powerful, but time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the opportunity to use such a file for any purpose even when you are not too experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use any of the options that can be enabled through an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it in the list which you'll find when you open the tool. You can even select in which directory of your account the file will be created and you'll be good to go. An .htaccess file could also be used to set a PHP version for a certain website that is different from the version that the account itself employs. Should you have any difficulties, we have in-depth help articles and video lessons which will demonstrate first-hand how to activate any option that is available in the tool.