An .htaccess file is a text file which contains directives that tell a web server how to behave in certain situations. It must be placed in the folder where these directives should be carried out. Many script-driven apps use such a file to function properly - WordPress and Joomla, for example. You can use this kind of a file with customized content as well and do lots of things - block an IP address, an entire network or specific websites from accessing your site, set personalized error pages which shall show up rather than server-generated ones in case a visitor encounters some error on the site, redirect a domain or a subdomain to another web address, create a password-protected area and more. With an .htaccess file, you will have more effective control over your world-wide web presence.
.htaccess Generator in Web Hosting
You may use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our modern cloud platform regardless of which web hosting you choose when you sign up. Additionally, if you would like use one of the features which this sort of a file offers, but you do not have much experience, you can use our .htaccess generator tool, which shall offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and input only file names or URLs. That way, you'll be able to work with an .htaccess file even though you may not know the syntax of the directives you have to use in general. With only a couple of clicks, you'll be able to forward a domain, to select an alternative home page for an Internet site, or to even set a different version of PHP for a given website, which could be different from the version your website hosting account uses.