With an .htaccess file, you can determine how the web server which addresses the requests to your web sites have to act a number of scenarios. This is a text file with directives that are carried out when an individual tries to open your site and what happens next is determined by the content of the file. As an example, you could block a specific IP address from accessing your website, and the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain to some other URL, so the server may direct the visitor to the new web address. You may also use custom error pages or secure any part of your website with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many well-known script-driven apps, such as Joomla, Drupal and WordPress, use an .htaccess file to work properly.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Website Hosting
If you would like to use any of the features that an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with this type of matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all our cloud website hosting packages. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it will offer you an easy and user-friendly means to create an .htaccess file within any folder that you've created inside the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one which you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set custom error pages for each of your Internet sites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a number of PHP versions, you will also be able to set any of these versions for each of your websites even when it's different from the version set for your Internet hosting account as a whole.