An .htaccess file is a text file which features directives which tell a server how to operate in certain situations. It needs to be put in the folder in which these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven apps use such a file to operate correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this kind of a file with customized content as well and do a wide range of things - block an IP address, a whole network or certain Internet sites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages that will be displayed rather than the server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the site, direct a domain or a subdomain to another web address, create a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have significantly better control over your presence online.

.htaccess Generator in Hosting

When you get any of our hosting plans, you can take advantage of our easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool, that is part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You shall not need to know what syntax the different directives in this kind of a file need to have, since our tool is a breeze to use and you'll only have to check boxes or type URLs, so you can use an .htaccess file even in case you have never had a website hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator offers a number of options - you'll be able to block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when someone opens your website, create password protection, forward a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, and much more. You will even be able to set a different PHP version for each of your sites.

.htaccess Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers that we offer include a powerful, but easy-to-work-with .htaccess generator tool, that will give you the opportunity to use such a file for any purpose even when you are not experienced. The tool is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel and has the same intuitive interface. If you'd like to use some of the options that can be enabled with an .htaccess file, you just need to check the box next to it within the list that you'll find when you open the tool. Also you can decide in which directory of your account the file will be created and you shall be ready. An .htaccess file can be used to set a PHP version for a given website which is different from the version which the account itself takes advantage of. Should you have any difficulties, we have comprehensive help articles and instructional videos that shall explain to you first-hand how to enable any option which is available inside the tool.