.htaccess is a small text file that's installed either directly in a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the server how it should handle requests when an Internet site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Numerous widely used scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you may block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you may request the guest to input a username and a password to be able to view the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use customized error pages for your Internet site, prevent other Internet sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file gives you significantly more control over your websites and the way they work.

.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting

If you obtain any of our shared hosting plans, you can take advantage of our user-friendly .htaccess generator tool, that is part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You will not need to know what syntax the different directives in such a file must have, as our tool is super easy to use and you'll only need to check boxes or enter URLs, so you can easily use an .htaccess file even when you have never had a web hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator offers a lot of options - you are able to block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when somebody opens your website, create password protection, redirect a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, and more. You will even be able to set a different PHP version for each one of your Internet sites.