.htaccess is a small text file that's located either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to guide the web server how it should manage requests when a site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Many widespread scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your Internet site, for instance, you may block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party sites, or you can request the visitor to input a username and a password in order to see the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use custom error pages for your site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file will give you significantly more control over your sites and the way they operate.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Website Hosting

We have an easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool which will allow you to create and use this type of files with no issues even if you don't have any previous experience and you don't know the syntax of the respective directives for such a file. The tool is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux shared website hosting and any option inside it can be activated by selecting acheckbox and eventually by inputting a username or a URL, depending on what exactly you intend to do with the .htaccess file. You may also choose where the file should be created, so you won't have to do anything by hand before or after that. By using an .htaccess file, you'll be able to pick the PHP version that'll be enabled for a specific domain, no matter if it is not the same version as the one for the whole account.