An .htaccess file is a text file which features directives that tell a server how to act in certain situations. It should be placed in the folder where these directives should be carried out. A lot of script-driven applications employ this sort of a file to function properly - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use such a file with custom content as well and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain sites from accessing your site, set customized error pages which will show up rather than server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, redirect a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, create a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have far better control over your presence online.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

If you would like to use any of the functionalities an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with this kind of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool included with our cloud hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall provide you with an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file within any folder that you've created inside the account. A large number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one which you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set personalized error pages for any of your Internet sites. Since our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites regardless if it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.