.htaccess is a small text file that's installed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the server how it should handle requests when a site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. Lots of commonly used scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you'll be able to block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party sites, or you could request the visitor to enter a username and a password to be able to view the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use custom error pages for your website, prevent other websites 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 Internet sites and the way they function.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
We have an easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool that will enable you to create and use this kind of files without trouble even if you do not have previous experience and you do not know the syntax of the respective directives for this type of a file. The tool is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our shared hosting and any option in it can be activated by picking acheckbox and eventually by typing a username or a URL, based upon what exactly you want to do with the .htaccess file. You can also decide where the file should be created, so you will not have to do anything by hand before or after that. Through an .htaccess file, you shall also be able to choose the PHP version that'll be enabled for a given domain, regardless if it's not the same version as the one for the whole account.