An .htaccess file is a text file that contains directives which tell a server how to act in particular occasions. It needs to be placed into the folder where these directives should be executed. A lot of script-driven applications use this kind of a file to perform efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use such a file with custom made content too and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or particular Internet sites from accessing your site, set customized error pages that will appear instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, redirect a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area plus more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have significantly better control over your world-wide web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting
If you want to use any of the functions which an .htaccess file offers, but you've never dealt with such matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with our cloud web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will offer you a simple and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder you have created in the account. A lot of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one that you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom 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 Internet sites even when it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.