An .htaccess file is a text file which incorporates directives that tell a web server how to behave in specific situations. It needs to be placed in the folder in which these directives should be executed. Numerous script-driven apps use such a file to perform correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use this kind of a file with customized content too and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or specific sites from accessing your site, set customized error pages which will appear rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, direct a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you will have much better control over your web presence.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting

You may use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our innovative cloud platform irrespective of which shared web hosting service you choose when you sign up. In addition, if you'd like to use one of the functions which such a file offers, but you do not have much experience, you may use our .htaccess generator tool, that shall provide you with an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and enter only file names or URLs. This way, you could work with an .htaccess file even though you may not know the syntax of the directives you have to use in general. With just a few mouse clicks, you will be able to redirect a domain, to pick another home page for an Internet site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a particular site, which can be different from the version which your web hosting account uses.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting services which we offer come with 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 if you are not too experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use any of the options which could be activated via an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it within the list that you will find when you open the tool. Also you can select in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you'll be ready. An .htaccess file can be used to set a PHP version for a specific site which is different from the version which the account itself employs. In case you have any troubles, we have detailed help articles and educational videos that will show you first-hand how to activate any option that is available inside the tool.