.htaccess is a small text file which is installed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the server how it has to address requests when an Internet site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Lots of widespread scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you could block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party sites, or you can request the guest to enter a username and a password in order to view the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file offers you significantly more control over your websites and the way they operate.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting
If you wish to use any of the functionalities an .htaccess file provides, but you have not dealt with this kind of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with our shared web hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll offer you an easy and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file inside any folder you have created within the account. A large number of 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 redirect a domain or to set custom made error pages for each of your Internet sites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for any of your websites regardless if it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.