An .htaccess file is a text file that features directives which tell a web server how to act in specific events. It needs to be placed into the folder in which these directives should be carried out. Loads of script-driven applications use this type of a file to work correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use this type of a file with personalized content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, a whole network or certain websites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages which will show up rather than server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, direct a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have much better control over your online presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting
You may use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our modern cloud platform irrespective of which Linux shared web hosting you choose when you sign up. Additionally, if you want to use one of the features which this kind of a file offers, but you do not have very much experience, you will be able to use our .htaccess generator tool, that shall offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and type only file names or URLs. That way, you'll be able to use an .htaccess file even if you do not know the syntax of the directives that you have to use in general. With only a few clicks, you shall be able to redirect a domain, to pick a different homepage for a site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a particular Internet site, which could be different from the version which your hosting account uses.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting which we offer you include a powerful, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the chance 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 would like to use some of the options which could be activated via an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it inside the list which you will find when you open the tool. You may also pick in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you'll be ready. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a specific site which differs from the version that the account itself takes advantage of. If you have any problems, we have thorough help articles and instructional videos that shall explain to you first-hand how to enable any option that is available inside the tool.