.htaccess is a small text file which is placed either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it must handle requests when a website or a folder which is part of it is accessed. Many widespread scripts like WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you'll be able to block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party sites, or you may request the visitor to type in a username and a password to be able to see the content. You may also set up URL redirecting or use personalized error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so on. An .htaccess file offers you significantly more control over your websites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
If you wish to use any of the functions an .htaccess file offers, but you have never dealt with this type of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with our shared hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall give you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file within any folder you have created in the account. A huge number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one that you need and eventually type in a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set customized error pages for each of your Internet sites. Because our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for each of your websites even when it is different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.