.htaccess is a small text file which is located either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to guide the web server how it must address requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Lots of popular scripts including Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your site, for instance, you'll be able to block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you may request the visitor to type in a username and a password to see the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use customized error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file will give you far more control over your Internet sites and the way they function.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

If you would like to use any of the functionalities that an .htaccess file provides, but you have never dealt with this type of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all of our cloud web hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall offer you an easy and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder that you've created in the account. Many options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set personalized error pages for each of your Internet sites. Because our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you'll 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 website hosting account as a whole.