.htaccess is a small text file that is placed either directly in a domain folder or in a subfolder to guide the server how it should address requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Many widespread scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your website, for example, you can block the access of particular IP addresses and third-party websites, or you may request the visitor to input a username and a password to see the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your site, prevent other websites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etc. An .htaccess file shall give you significantly more control over your Internet sites and the way they operate.
.htaccess Generator in Website Hosting
We have an easy-to-use .htaccess generator tool that will permit you to set up and use this type of files without any issues even if you don't have previous experience and you do not know the syntax of the particular directives for this type of a file. The tool is part of the Hepsia CP, included with our Linux website hosting services and any option in it can be allowed by picking acheckbox and eventually by typing a username or a URL, based on what exactly you would like to do with the .htaccess file. You could also decide where the file should be created, so you will not need to do anything by hand after or before that. With an .htaccess file, you'll also be able to pick the PHP version that will be active for a given domain, no matter if it is not the same version as the one for the entire account.