With an .htaccess file, you can specify how the server which handles the requests to your web sites have to act a number of situations. This is a text file with directives that are performed when somebody tries to open your website and what happens next is determined by the content of the file. For instance, you can block a specific IP address from opening the Internet site, so the server will decline your visitor’s request, or you can redirect your domain name to some other URL, so the server will direct the visitor to the new web address. Also you can use custom error pages or shield any part of your Internet site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file in the correct folder. Many widely used script-driven applications, including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, use an .htaccess file to work correctly.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

If you would like to use any of the functions that an .htaccess file offers, but you have not dealt with this type of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool offered with our cloud web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall give you an easy and intuitive means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder that you have created inside the account. A huge number of options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one which you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set personalized error pages for any of your Internet sites. Since our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for any of your sites regardless if it is different from the version set for your web hosting account as a whole.