.htaccess is a small text file which is located either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the web server how it must manage requests when a website or a folder that's part of it is accessed. A lot of commonly used scripts like WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your site, for instance, you may block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party sites, or you could request the visitor to enter a username and a password to see the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use customized error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file shall give you significantly more control over your Internet sites and the way they work.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

If you acquire any of our cloud hosting packages, you can take advantage of our intuitive .htaccess generator tool, which is part of the Hepsia CP. You will not need to know what syntax the different directives in such a file need to have, since our tool is super easy to use and you shall only have to check boxes or enter URLs, so you can easily use an .htaccess file even if you have never had a web hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator gives a wide range of options - you can block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when an individual opens your site, set up password protection, forward a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, plus more. You shall even be able to set a different PHP version for each of your sites.