.htaccess is a small text file that's installed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to inform the web server how it must handle requests when a site or a folder that's part of it is accessed. Lots of widespread scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your site, for example, you may block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you could request the visitor to input a username and a password in order to view the content. You can also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so on. An .htaccess file gives you far more control over your sites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Web Hosting
We have a time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool which will allow you to set up and use such files without difficulty even if you have zero previous experience and you don't know the syntax of the respective directives for this kind of a file. The tool is part of the Hepsia CP, supplied with our shared web hosting and any option in it could be enabled by choosing acheckbox and eventually by typing a username or a URL, depending on what exactly you would like to do with the .htaccess file. You can also choose where the file should be created, so you shall not need to do anything by hand before or after that. Through an .htaccess file, you'll be able to choose the PHP version that'll be enabled for a particular domain, regardless if it's not the same version as the one for the entire account.