An .htaccess file is a text file that includes directives which tell a web server how to operate in certain cases. It needs to be placed in the folder in which these directives should be carried out. A lot of script-driven applications use this kind of a file to work efficiently - WordPress and Joomla, in particular. You can use this type of a file with custom content as well and do quite a lot of things - block an IP address, a whole network or particular websites from accessing your site, set personalized error pages which will be displayed instead of the server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, forward a domain or a subdomain to another web address, set up a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you'll have more effective control over your presence online.
.htaccess Generator in Web Hosting
You could use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our innovative cloud platform no matter which web hosting you pick when you sign up. Additionally, if you want to use one of the functions that such a file provides, but you don't have a lot of experience, you may use our .htaccess generator tool, which shall provide you with an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and type only file names or URLs. This way, you can use an .htaccess file even though you may not know the syntax of the directives you need to use in general. With a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to forward a domain, to select a different home page for a site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a specific website, which can be different from the version which your hosting account uses.