With an .htaccess file, you shall specify how the server that deals with the requests to your Internet sites should act a number of occasions. This is a text file with directives that are carried out when someone tries to open your website and what happens next depends on the content of the file. For instance, you can block a certain IP address from accessing the Internet site, therefore the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain name to an alternative URL, so the server will redirect the visitor to the new web address. You may also use custom-made error pages or secure any part of your website with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many well-known script-driven apps, including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, use an .htaccess file to function properly.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting

If you wish to use any of the features an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with such matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all of our shared website hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall provide you with an uncomplicated and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you've created inside the account. A huge number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only select 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. Because our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for each of your sites even when it's different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.