An .htaccess file is a text file which includes directives that tell a web server how to act in particular cases. It needs to be placed in the folder in which these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven applications employ this type of a file to function properly - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use such a file with custom content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, an entire network or specific Internet sites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages that will be displayed instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, redirect a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, set up a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have far better control over your world-wide web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting
You could use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our modern cloud platform no matter which cloud hosting you pick when you sign up. In addition, if you would like use one of the features which this type of a file offers, but you do not have very much experience, you can certainly use our .htaccess generator tool, that will offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and input only file names or URLs. That way, you can use an .htaccess file even though you may not know the syntax of the directives you need to use in general. With only a few mouse clicks, you will be able to forward a domain, to select an alternative homepage for a site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a specific site, which could be different from the version which your web hosting account uses.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting which we provide feature a powerful, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, that will provide you with the option to use this type of a file for any purpose even if you're not very experienced. The tool is built into the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use any of the options that may be enabled via an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it in the list that you shall find when you open the tool. You can also select in which directory of your account the file will be created and you shall be ready. An .htaccess file can be used to set a PHP version for a particular website which differs from the version that the account itself uses. If you have any difficulties, we have detailed help articles and educational videos that shall reveal to you first-hand how to enable any option available in the tool.