An .htaccess file is a text file which contains directives that tell a server how to behave in specific situations. It must be positioned in the folder where these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven apps use this type of a file to operate properly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use such a file with customized content too and do a lot of things - block an IP address, a whole network or specific sites from accessing your site, set tailor-made error pages which shall appear rather than server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the website, direct a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, create a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have more effective control over your world-wide web presence.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

If you want to use any of the features which an .htaccess file offers, but you have never dealt with this kind of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all our cloud web hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall offer you an easy and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file in any folder which you have created within the account. A large number 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 redirect a domain or to set custom error pages for any of your sites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites regardless if it's different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server packages provide an .htaccess generator tool, which is easy enough to be used by individuals without previous experience. You shall be able to access it through your Hepsia Control Panel and benefit from an easy-to-use interface to enable any option you want. When you pick the folder in which our system will create the .htaccess file, you just have to check the boxes next to the options that you would like to enable, then save the changes and you shall be set. The one thing you will have to type in manually will be a URL - if you'd like to use the .htaccess file to forward one of your domains/subdomains to an alternative address or if you would like to use custom made error pages. Our platform will also allow you to set the PHP version that a website will use by adding an .htaccess file inside its root folder, even when your account in general uses a different version.