.htaccess is a small text file that is installed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to inform the web server how it should handle requests when a site or a folder which is part of it is accessed. Lots of widely used scripts such as WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get loads of fake traffic to your website, for example, you can block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you can request the guest to input a username and a password in order to view the content. You could also set up URL redirecting 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, etcetera. An .htaccess file will give you a lot more control over your Internet sites and the way they work.

.htaccess Generator in Website Hosting

When you get any of our website hosting packages, you can reap the benefits of our intuitive .htaccess generator tool, that is part of the Hepsia Control Panel. You'll not need to know what syntax the many directives in this type of a file should have, since our tool is very simple to use and you shall only have to check boxes or enter URLs, so you can easily use an .htaccess file even if you have never had a website hosting account before. Our .htaccess generator gives a lot of options - you'll be able to block IP addresses, set the first page that loads when an individual opens your Internet site, set up password protection, redirect a domain to another web address, enable PHP in HTML files, enable Server Side Includes, plus more. You will even be able to set a different PHP version for each one of your sites.