.htaccess is a small text file that's placed either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the web server how it has to handle requests when a website or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Many widely used scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you may block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party websites, or you can request the visitor to type in a username and a password to be able to see the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use personalized error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file shall give you far more control over your Internet sites and the way they function.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

If you would like to use any of the functions which an .htaccess file offers, but you haven't dealt with this kind of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all of our cloud hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall provide you with an easy and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file in any folder that you've created inside the account. Many options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one that you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom error pages for each of your sites. Considering that our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you shall also be able to set any of these versions for each of your websites even if it is different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.