.htaccess is a small text file which is installed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it has to address requests when an Internet site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Many famous scripts including WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you can block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party sites, or you may request the visitor to input a username and a password to view the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your Internet site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file offers you significantly more control over your sites and the way they work.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting

We have an intuitive .htaccess generator tool which will allow you to set up and use this type of files without any difficulties even if you don't have previous experience and you don't know the syntax of the particular directives for this kind of a file. The tool is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting plans and any option within it could be enabled by choosing acheckbox and eventually by entering a username or a URL, depending on what exactly you intend to do with the .htaccess file. You can also select where the file should be created, so you won't need to do anything by hand after or before that. By using an .htaccess file, you will also be able to select the PHP version that'll be enabled for a specific domain, even if it's not the same version as the one for the whole account.