An .htaccess file is a text file which contains directives which tell a server how to operate in particular events. It needs to be placed into the folder where these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven apps use this sort of a file to function correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this type of a file with personalized content too and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain sites from accessing your site, set customized error pages that will show up instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area plus more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have significantly better control over your world-wide web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting
If you would like to use any of the features an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with this sort of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all our shared web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it shall provide you with an uncomplicated and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file in any folder which you have created inside the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one that you need and eventually type in a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set customized error pages for any of your sites. Since our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for any of your Internet sites even when it's different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.