With an .htaccess file, you shall specify how the web server which deals with the requests to your Internet sites must act in different situations. This is a text file with directives that are performed when somebody tries to open your website and what happens next depends on the content of the file. As an illustration, you can block a particular IP address from opening the Internet site, and the server will decline your visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain to an alternative URL, so the server will redirect the visitor to the new web address. You may also use personalized error pages or preserve any part of your Internet site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many popular script-driven applications, like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, use an .htaccess file to function correctly.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

If you want to use any of the functions that an .htaccess file provides, but you haven't dealt with this type of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all of our cloud web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it shall give you a simple and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder which you have created in the account. A huge number of options shall 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 made error pages for any of your Internet sites. Because our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites even if it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.