.htaccess is a small text file that is located either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the web server how it has to address requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Lots of popular scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you could block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you could request the guest to input a username and a password to be able to view the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your Internet site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so on. An .htaccess file offers you far more control over your Internet sites and the way they function.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting
If you wish to use any of the functionalities an .htaccess file offers, but you have never dealt with such matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool provided with our cloud hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll offer you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file within any folder that you have created in the account. Many options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one that you need and eventually type in a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom error pages for each of your sites. Because our cloud platform supports many different PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for any of your Internet sites even when it is different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.