.htaccess is a small text file which is located either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it must manage requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Numerous widely used scripts like WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you can block the access of specific IP addresses and third-party sites, or you can request the visitor to enter a username and a password to see the content. You could also set up URL redirecting or use personalized error pages for your website, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file offers you much more control over your websites and the way they function.

.htaccess Generator in Web Hosting

If you obtain any of our web hosting plans, you can benefit from our intuitive .htaccess generator tool, that is part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You won't need to know what syntax the various directives in such a file need to have, as our tool is a breeze to use and you will only need to check boxes or input URLs, so you can use an .htaccess file even in case you have never had a hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator gives a substantial amount of options - you'll be able to block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when an individual opens your Internet 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 will even be able to set a different PHP version for each one of your Internet sites.