.htaccess is a small text file which is installed either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the web server how it must address requests when an Internet site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Lots of widely used scripts like WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you can block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you may request the visitor to input a username and a password to see the content. You may also set up URL redirecting or use customized error pages for your website, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file shall give you a lot more control over your Internet sites and the way they perform.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting

When you purchase any of our shared hosting plans, you can benefit from our intuitive .htaccess generator tool, that's part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You'll not need to know what syntax the different directives in this kind of a file need to have, since our tool is very simple to use and you shall only have to check boxes or enter URLs, so you can easily use an .htaccess file even if you have never had a web hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator provides a number of options - you may block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when somebody opens your website, create password protection, forward a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, and more. You shall even be able to set a different PHP version for each one of your sites.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with the sophisticated, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia CP, which includes our .htaccess generator tool. It'll allow you to create a system file inside any folder that you pick with just a few mouse clicks. Even if you're not tech-savvy, you'll be able to benefit from all the features that an .htaccess file features as our tool is quite intuitive to use. There is also a list of all the options that you can activate and there shall be a checkbox next to each of them. Just select the options that you want to activate and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the .htaccess file to forward one URL to another or to set customized error pages. You will not have to enter any code at any time. If required, you could use an .htaccess file to employ different versions of PHP for your sites, because a few versions are available simultaneously on our website hosting platform.