.htaccess is a small text file that is placed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the server how it has to address requests when a site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Many widely used scripts such as WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your site, for example, you may block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you could request the guest to input a username and a password to be able to see the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your Internet site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so on. An .htaccess file gives you much more control over your websites and the way they work.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting

If you would like to use any of the functionalities an .htaccess file offers, but you haven't dealt with this sort of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with our shared website hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will offer you a simple and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you've created within the account. A huge number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one that you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set personalized error pages for any of your sites. As our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for each of your websites regardless if it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.