.htaccess is a small text file that's placed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it must handle requests when a site or a folder which is part of it is accessed. Numerous widespread scripts including WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you'll be able to block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party sites, or you can request the guest to input a username and a password to be able to view the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use customized error pages for your site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file offers you significantly more control over your Internet sites and the way they function.

.htaccess Generator in Website Hosting

If you acquire any of our website hosting solutions, you can take full advantage of our user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, which is part of the Hepsia CP. You'll not need to know what syntax the various directives in such a file should have, since our tool is very simple to use and you'll only have to check boxes or input URLs, so you can easily use an .htaccess file even if you have never had a website hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator provides a lot of options - you may block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when a person opens your website, set up password protection, redirect a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, plus much more. You'll even be able to set a different PHP version for each one of your websites.