An .htaccess file is a text file which includes directives which tell a server how to behave in particular events. It needs to be positioned in the folder where these directives should be executed. Many script-driven apps use this type of a file to work properly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this sort of a file with personalized content as well and do a wide range of things - block an IP address, an entire network or specific websites from accessing your site, set custom error pages which will show up rather than server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, create a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have far better control over your web presence.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

If you want to use any of the functions that an .htaccess file offers, but you've never dealt with this kind of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool included with all our cloud web hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll offer you an easy and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file in any folder that you've created inside the account. Many 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 forward a domain or to set customized error pages for each of your sites. As our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for any of your Internet sites even if it's different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated packages that we offer include a powerful, but time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with the chance to use such a file for any purpose even if you're not too experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use some of the options which can be activated using an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it within the list that you will find when you open the tool. You can even decide in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you will be good to go. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a certain website which differs from the version which the account itself uses. Should you have any difficulties, we have thorough help articles and video tutorials which will show you first-hand how to activate any option that's available in the tool.