An .htaccess file is a text file that includes directives which tell a server how to behave in certain events. It must be put in the folder in which these directives should be carried out. Numerous script-driven applications employ this type of a file to perform properly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use this kind of a file with customized content too and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, a whole network or specific websites from accessing your site, set tailor-made error pages that shall be displayed rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, direct a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have much better control over your web presence.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting

If you wish to use any of the functionalities that an .htaccess file provides, but you have not dealt with this sort of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool provided with our shared website hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll give you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file in any folder you have created in the account. Many options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one which you need and eventually type in a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for any of your websites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites regardless if it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.