With an .htaccess file, you'll define how the server that handles the requests to your Internet sites have to act in a variety of scenarios. This is a text file with directives that are carried out when an individual tries to open your Internet site and what happens next will depend on the content of the file. For example, you may block a specific IP address from accessing the Internet site, which means that the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain name to some other URL, so the server may direct the visitor to the new web address. Also you can use personalized error pages or secure any part of your website with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many widespread script-driven apps, including Drupal, Joomla and WordPress, use an .htaccess file to work correctly.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

If you would like to use any of the functionalities which an .htaccess file offers, but you have never dealt with this sort of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all of our cloud web hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll provide you with a simple and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file in any folder you have created inside the account. Many options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one you need and eventually input a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom error pages for any of your Internet sites. As our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for each of your Internet sites even when it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.