An .htaccess file is a text file that contains directives that tell a server how to act in particular events. It needs to be positioned in the folder in which these directives should be executed. Many script-driven apps employ this type of a file to operate efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use this kind of a file with personalized content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain sites from accessing your site, set custom error pages which shall appear instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, redirect a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have significantly better control over your presence online.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting

If you want to use any of the features that an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with such matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool included with all of our shared website hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it will give you an easy and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file inside any folder you have created in the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set personalized error pages for any of your sites. Since our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for each of your websites regardless if it is different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our semi-dedicated server packages feature an .htaccess generator tool, that's easy enough to be used by people with zero previous experience. You shall be able to access it using your Hepsia Control Panel and employ an intuitive interface to enable any option you need. When you pick the folder in which our system will create the .htaccess file, you simply need to check the boxes next to the options that you would like to activate, then save the changes and you will be all set. The one thing you will have to type manually shall be a URL - if you want to use the .htaccess file to forward one of your domains/subdomains to an alternative address or if you want to use custom made error pages. Our platform will also enable you to set the PHP version which an Internet site will use by placing an .htaccess file inside its root folder, regardless if your account in its entirety uses a different version.