.htaccess is a small text file that is placed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to guide the web server how it has to address requests when an Internet site or a folder which is part of it is accessed. Numerous popular scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your site, for example, you may block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you could request the visitor to type in a username and a password to see the content. You can also set up URL forwarding 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, and so forth. An .htaccess file offers you far more control over your websites and the way they function.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

If you want to use any of the functions an .htaccess file offers, but you have never dealt with such matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all our cloud web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it'll provide you with an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder which you have created within the account. A large number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one which you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set customized error pages for each of your sites. Since our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites even when it's different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.