.htaccess is a small text file which is placed either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the web server how it has to manage requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. A lot of famous scripts like WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your website, for example, you could block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party websites, or you may request the guest to input a username and a password to be able to see the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use custom made error pages for your site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file offers you far more control over your Internet sites and the way they perform.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting
If you want to use any of the features which an .htaccess file offers, but you have not dealt with this type of matters before, you can use the .htaccess generator tool offered with all of our cloud web hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it'll provide you with an uncomplicated and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file within any folder which you have created in the account. A huge number of options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only choose the one which you need and eventually enter a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set personalized error pages for each of your websites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for each of your websites even if it is different from the version set for your website hosting account as a whole.