An .htaccess file is a text file that contains directives which tell a server how to act in particular situations. It must be positioned in the folder where these directives should be performed. A lot of script-driven applications use such a file to operate efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this type of a file with custom content as well and do a wide range of things - block an IP address, an entire network or specific Internet sites from accessing your site, set personalized error pages which shall appear rather than server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, redirect a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have far better control over your online presence.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

If you want to use any of the functions which an .htaccess file provides, but you have not dealt with this type of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all our cloud hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will offer you an easy and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder which you have created within the account. Many options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one that you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set customized error pages for any of your Internet sites. Since our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for any of your websites even when it is different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers which we provide come with a powerful, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, which will give you the option to use this sort of a file for any purpose even if you are not very experienced. The tool is included in the Hepsia CP and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use any of the options which could be activated through an .htaccess file, you just have to check the box next to it within the list that you shall find when you open the tool. You can also decide in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you will be set. An .htaccess file can be used to set a PHP version for a certain site that differs from the version which the account itself takes advantage of. In case you have any troubles, we have detailed help articles and video lessons which will show you first-hand how to activate any option that's available within the tool.