.htaccess is a small text file that's located either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it should handle requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of widely used scripts like WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your site, for instance, you could block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party sites, or you may request the visitor to type in a username and a password to see the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use customized error pages for your site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file gives you significantly more control over your sites and the way they function.

.htaccess Generator in Web Hosting

If you obtain any of our web 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, since our tool is easy to use and you shall only have to check boxes or enter URLs, so you can easily use an .htaccess file even in case you have never had a hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator provides a substantial amount of options - you can block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when somebody opens your website, set up password protection, forward a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, plus much more. You will even be able to set a different PHP version for each of your sites.