With an .htaccess file, you'll define how the server that addresses the requests to your web sites must act in various scenarios. This is a text file with directives that are performed when somebody tries to open your website and what happens next is determined by the content of the file. For instance, you could block a certain IP address from opening the site, so the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain name to another URL, so the server will direct the visitor to the new web address. You can also use custom error pages or shield any part of your Internet site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many well-known script-driven applications, including WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, use an .htaccess file to operate efficiently.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Website Hosting
If you would like to use any of the features which an .htaccess file offers, but you have never dealt with this type of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool included with all our cloud website hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall offer you a simple and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder which you have created inside the account. A huge number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one that you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set personalized error pages for each of your websites. 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's different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.