An .htaccess file is a text file which contains directives that tell a web server how to behave in particular occasions. It should be positioned in the folder in which these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven apps use such a file to work correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use such a file with custom made content too and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or specific websites from accessing your site, set custom error pages that shall show up instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, forward a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, set up a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you will have far better control over your web presence.

.htaccess Generator in Web Hosting

You could use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our revolutionary cloud platform regardless of which Linux web hosting you select when you sign up. What is more, if you'd like to use one of the features which such a file offers, but you don't have much experience, you could use our .htaccess generator tool, which shall provide you with an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and input only file names or URLs. Thus, you could use an .htaccess file even if you do not know the syntax of the directives that you have to use in general. With only a couple of clicks, you'll be able to forward a domain, to choose another home page for a site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a given Internet site, which may be different from the version that your website hosting account uses.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide include a powerful, but easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the option to use this type of a file for any purpose even when you are not too experienced. The tool is included in the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use any of the options that may be enabled via an .htaccess file, you simply need to check the box next to it in the list which you shall find when you open the tool. You can even choose in which directory of your account the file will be created and you will be ready. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a certain website that is different from the version which the account itself takes advantage of. Should you have any problems, we have thorough help articles and instructional videos which will show you first-hand how to activate any option that's available inside the tool.