.htaccess is a small text file that is placed either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to inform the web server how it should manage requests when a site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of popular scripts including Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your site, for example, you can 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 in order to see the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use personalized error pages for your site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file offers you a lot more control over your sites and the way they operate.
.htaccess Generator in Hosting
If you wish to use any of the functionalities that an .htaccess file offers, but you have not dealt with this sort of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all of our hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will provide you with a simple and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you have created in the account. A huge number of 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 personalized error pages for each of your sites. As our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for any of your websites even if it's different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.