With an .htaccess file, you shall determine how the server which handles the requests to your websites must act in different scenarios. This is a text file with directives that are performed when somebody tries to open your Internet site and what happens next will depend on the content of the file. For instance, you can block a certain IP address from opening the Internet site, therefore the server will decline your visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain to another URL, so the server will direct the visitor to the new web address. You can also use tailor-made error pages or protect any part of your site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file in the correct folder. Many widely used script-driven apps, like Drupal, Joomla and WordPress, use an .htaccess file to work efficiently.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting

If you wish to use any of the features an .htaccess file provides, but you have not dealt with this kind of matters before, you need to use the .htaccess generator tool included with our cloud web hosting plans. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia CP and it will give you a simple and intuitive means to create an .htaccess file within any folder that you've created in the account. Quite a few options shall be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to redirect a domain or to set personalized error pages for each of your sites. As our cloud platform supports a number of different PHP versions, you'll be able to set any of these versions for each of your sites regardless if it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.