.htaccess is a small text file which is located either directly inside a domain folder or in a subfolder to tell the server how it should address requests when an Internet site or a folder that is part of it is accessed. A lot of famous scripts like Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a considerable amount of fake traffic to your website, for instance, you can block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party sites, or you may request the visitor to input a username and a password to see the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use custom made error pages for your website, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, etcetera. An .htaccess file offers you much more control over your Internet sites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Shared Hosting
We have a time and effort saving .htaccess generator tool which will allow you to create and use this kind of files with no difficulty even if you don't have any previous experience and you don't know the syntax of the specific directives for this type of a file. The tool is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with our shared hosting and any option in it can be activated by picking acheckbox and eventually by typing a username or a URL, based upon what exactly you want to do with the .htaccess file. You can also choose where the file should be created, so you won't need to do anything by hand after or before that. Using an .htaccess file, you will also be able to choose the PHP version that will be active for a particular domain, even when it's not the same version as the one for the entire account.