With an .htaccess file, you'll specify how the web server that handles the requests to your websites must act in different occasions. This is a text file with directives that are executed when someone tries to open your Internet site and what happens next is determined by the content of the file. For example, you could block a particular IP address from accessing the site, so the server will decline the visitor’s request, or you can forward your domain to some other URL, so the server may direct the visitor to the new web address. Also you can use personalized error pages or secure any part of your Internet site with a password, if you place an .htaccess file inside the correct folder. Many well-known script-driven apps, including Joomla, Drupal and WordPress, use an .htaccess file to function properly.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Web Hosting
If you would like to use any of the functions which an .htaccess file provides, but you've never dealt with such matters before, you should use the .htaccess generator tool that comes with all of our cloud web hosting solutions. The tool is part of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel and it shall provide you with an uncomplicated and user-friendly means to set up an .htaccess file inside any folder you have created in the account. Quite a few options will be available with checkboxes, so you should only pick the one that you need and eventually type a URL - if you are using the file to forward a domain or to set custom made error pages for each of your Internet sites. Considering that our cloud platform supports a variety of PHP versions, you'll also be able to set any of these versions for any of your websites even when it's different from the version set for your hosting account as a whole.