An .htaccess file is a text file that contains directives that tell a web server how to behave in particular cases. It needs to be placed in the folder where these directives should be carried out. Many script-driven apps use such a file to perform efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, for instance. You can use this sort of a file with custom content as well and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, an entire network or specific Internet sites from accessing your site, set personalized error pages that will show up rather than the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the website, redirect a domain or a subdomain to another web address, create a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you will have far better control over your online presence.
.htaccess Generator in Website Hosting
When you get any of our website hosting plans, you can take advantage of our intuitive .htaccess generator tool, that's part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You won't need to know what syntax the various directives in this sort of a file must have, because our tool is super easy to use and you will only have to check boxes or type URLs, so you can use an .htaccess file even if you have never had a website hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator offers a large amount of options - you can block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when someone opens your website, create password protection, forward a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, plus more. You'll even be able to set a different PHP version for each of your sites.