With an .htaccess file, you will determine how the web server that addresses the requests to your web sites have to act a number of scenarios. 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. For example, you can block a particular IP address from opening the site, and the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can redirect your domain to an alternative URL, so the server may redirect the visitor to the new web address. You can also use personalized error pages or secure any part of your website with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many widely used script-driven applications, such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, use an .htaccess file to function efficiently.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting

If you would like to use any of the functionalities an .htaccess file offers, but you haven't dealt with this kind of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all our shared web hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it will offer you an easy and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder that you've created in the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only select 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 websites. Because our cloud platform supports a number of different 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 website hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated services which we offer come with an efficient, but time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool, which will provide you with the chance to use this kind of a file for any purpose even if you're not experienced. The tool is integrated into the Hepsia CP 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 in the list which you'll find when you open the tool. You can even decide in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you shall be good to go. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a certain Internet site that differs from the version that the account itself uses. Should you have any problems, we have detailed help articles and video tutorials which will explain to you first-hand how to enable any option that is available in the tool.