An .htaccess file is a text file which contains directives that tell a server how to act in specific events. It should be placed in the folder where these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven apps use such a file to work correctly - 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 Internet sites from accessing your site, set tailor-made error pages that shall appear rather than server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the site, direct a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you will have far better control over your online presence.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting

You can use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our modern cloud platform regardless of which Linux shared web hosting package you choose when you sign up. What is more, if you want to use one of the features that this sort of a file provides, but you do not have much experience, you can certainly use our .htaccess generator tool, which shall offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and type in only file names or URLs. Thus, you can work with an .htaccess file even if you do not know the syntax of the directives that you have to use in general. With a few mouse clicks, you will be able to redirect a domain, to choose another homepage for an Internet site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a particular website, which could be different from the version your hosting account uses.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide include an efficient, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the option to use this type of a file for any purpose even if you are not too experienced. The tool is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you want to use some of the options that can be activated using an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it inside the list which you will find when you open the tool. Also you can pick in which directory of your account the file will be created and you'll be ready. An .htaccess file could also be used to set a PHP version for a given Internet site that differs from the version which the account itself takes advantage of. Should you have any troubles, we have in-depth help articles and instructional videos that shall explain to you first-hand how to enable any option available in the tool.