An .htaccess file is a text file that contains directives which tell a server how to operate in certain events. It must be placed into the folder where these directives should be carried out. A lot of script-driven applications employ such a file to operate correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use such a file with custom made content as well and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or particular sites from accessing your site, set tailor-made error pages which shall be displayed instead of the server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the website, forward a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have more effective control over your presence online.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

If you would like to use any of the functions an .htaccess file offers, but you haven't dealt with this type of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool included with all of our cloud hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it'll provide you with a simple and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file within any folder which you have created inside the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one you need and eventually type in a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for any of your sites. Since 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 is different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.