An .htaccess file is a text file that contains directives that tell a web server how to act in specific cases. It must be put in the folder in which these directives should be executed. Loads of script-driven applications use such a file to function correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this type of a file with custom made content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, a whole network or particular Internet sites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages which shall be displayed rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, direct a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you shall have much better control over your presence online.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Website Hosting
When you obtain any of our cloud website hosting plans, you can reap the benefits of our easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, that is part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You'll not need to know what syntax the various directives in this sort of a file need to have, because our tool is a breeze to use and you'll only have to check boxes or enter URLs, so you can use an .htaccess file even in case you have never had a website hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator provides a large amount of options - you may block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when someone opens your website, set up password protection, redirect a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, and much more. You'll even be able to set a different PHP version for each one of your websites.