.htaccess is a small text file that's installed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the server how it should handle requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Many widely used scripts such as WordPress and Joomla™ use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you may block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you could request the visitor to type in a username and a password to see the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your website, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file shall give you far more control over your Internet sites and the way they operate.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting
If you want to use any of the functions an .htaccess file offers, but you have not dealt with this sort of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool provided with all our shared website hosting
packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll give you an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder you have created in the account. A large number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only select the one you need and eventually type in a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set customized error pages for any of your sites. As our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you will 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.