An .htaccess file is a text file which features directives which tell a server how to act in particular cases. It should be placed into the folder in which these directives should be executed. A lot of script-driven apps use this type of a file to perform correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use such a file with personalized content too and do a wide range of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain Internet sites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages which shall show up instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, direct a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, create a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have more effective control over your presence online.
.htaccess Generator in Hosting
We have an easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool that will enable you to set up and use this type of files without difficulty even if you do not have previous experience and you don't know the syntax of the specific directives for such a file. The tool is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with our Linux hosting and any option in it can be enabled by picking acheckbox and eventually by typing a username or a URL, depending on what exactly you intend to do with the .htaccess file. You can also choose where the file should be created, so you will not have to do anything by hand before or after that. By using an .htaccess file, you will also be able to choose the PHP version that'll be active for a specific domain, no matter if it's not the same version as the one for the entire account.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our semi-dedicated server plans offer an .htaccess generator tool, which is easy enough to be used by people with zero previous experience. You will be able to access it using your Hepsia Control Panel and use an intuitive interface to activate any option you'd like. Once you choose the folder where our system will set up the .htaccess file, you simply need to check the boxes next to the options you want to activate, then save the changes and you will be set. The one thing you shall have to type manually will be a URL - if you would like to use the .htaccess file to forward one of your domains/subdomains to an alternative address or if you prefer to use personalized error pages. Our platform will also enable you to set the PHP version which a site will use by adding an .htaccess file within its root folder, regardless if your account as a whole uses a different version.