An .htaccess file is a text file that incorporates directives that tell a server how to behave in certain cases. It must be placed in the folder in which these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven applications employ this type of a file to perform properly - WordPress and Joomla™, in particular. You can use this type of a file with personalized content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, a whole network or certain Internet sites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages which shall be displayed instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, direct a domain or a subdomain to another web address, create a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have far better control over your online presence.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Website Hosting
If you want to use any of the functions an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with this type of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all our cloud website hosting
packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll provide you with a simple and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file in any folder which you have created inside the account. A lot of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one which you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set customized error pages for any of your websites. Since our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites regardless if it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.