An .htaccess file is a text file that incorporates directives which tell a server how to operate in specific cases. It needs to be positioned in the folder in which these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven applications employ this type of a file to operate efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use such a file with custom made content too and do a wide range of things - block an IP address, an entire network or particular sites from accessing your site, set tailor-made error pages which shall show up rather than server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the site, redirect a domain or a subdomain to a different web address, set up a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have far better control over your online presence.
.htaccess Generator in Web Hosting
We have an intuitive .htaccess generator tool which will allow you to set up and use this type of files without trouble even if you do not have previous experience and you don't know the syntax of the particular directives for such a file. The tool is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with our Linux web hosting and any option inside it can be activated by picking acheckbox and eventually by typing a username or a URL, based upon what exactly you would like to do with the .htaccess file. You could also decide where the file should be created, so you will not need to do anything by hand after or before that. By using an .htaccess file, you shall also be able to pick the PHP version that will be enabled for a specific domain, even if it is not the same version as the one for the whole account.
.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide include an efficient, but user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the opportunity to use this type of a file for any purpose even when you are not very experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you would like to use any of the options which may be enabled using an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it within the list that you'll find when you open the tool. You can even pick in which directory of your account the file shall be created and you will be good to go. An .htaccess file may also be used to set a PHP version for a specific Internet site which differs from the version which the account itself uses. If you have any issues, we have thorough help articles and video tutorials that shall show you first-hand how to activate any option that is available inside the tool.