With an .htaccess file, you'll specify how the web server that addresses the requests to your websites should act in different occasions. This is a text file with directives that are executed when somebody tries to open your Internet site and what happens next is determined by the content of the file. As an illustration, you may block a certain IP address from accessing your website, and the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain to an alternative URL, so the server will direct the visitor to the new web address. You can also use personalized error pages or protect any part of your site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many widespread script-driven apps, like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, use an .htaccess file to work properly.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting

If you want to use any of the features that an .htaccess file offers, but you've never dealt with this kind of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all our shared website hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it will provide you with an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file inside any folder which you have created within the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set customized error pages for any of your Internet sites. As our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for each of your Internet sites even when it's different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you start a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall be able to use our powerful, albeit simple-to-use .htaccess generator tool, that is provided with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You can choose the folder where the file shall be set up and after that you'll simply need to select a checkbox next to each option you want to use - it's as simple as that. If you would like to set up URL forwarding or to set custom error pages for each of your websites, you'll also have to type in a web address, but you won't have to enter any special code at any time, so you can certainly use our tool even if you have no previous experience. Since our advanced web hosting platform supports a number of versions of PHP, you will also be able to pick the version which any website will use, even if it is not like the one selected for the account in general.