An .htaccess file is a text file which incorporates directives which tell a server how to operate in certain events. It needs to be put in the folder where these directives should be executed. Numerous script-driven apps employ such a file to perform correctly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use such a file with personalized content as well and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or particular Internet sites from accessing your site, set personalized error pages that shall appear rather than server-generated ones if a visitor encounters some error on the website, direct a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area and much more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have much better control over your web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting
If you would like to use any of the functionalities which an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with such matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool offered with our cloud hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it shall offer you a simple and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file within any folder that you have created within the account. A lot of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one that you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for any of your Internet sites. Because our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for any of your websites regardless if it is different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.