An .htaccess file is a text file that includes directives which tell a server how to act in particular cases. It should be placed in the folder in which these directives should be performed. Loads of script-driven applications use this kind of a file to perform properly - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this type of a file with custom made content as well and do a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or certain Internet sites from accessing your site, set custom made error pages that shall be displayed rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to a new web address, set up a password-protected area plus much more. With an .htaccess file, you will have significantly better control over your online presence.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
When you obtain any of our shared hosting packages, you can benefit from our intuitive .htaccess generator tool, which is part of the Hepsia CP. You'll not need to know what syntax the many directives in this sort of a file should have, since our tool is super easy to use and you will only have to check boxes or enter URLs, so you can easily use an .htaccess file even in case you have never had an Internet hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator offers a lot of options - you are able to block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when an individual opens your site, set up password protection, redirect a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, and much more. You'll even be able to set a different PHP version for each of your sites.