.htaccess is a small text file that's located either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the server how it should address requests when a site or a folder which is part of it is accessed. Numerous famous scripts such as Joomla and WordPress use an .htaccess file. If you get a lot of fake traffic to your Internet site, for example, you can block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party Internet sites, or you can request the guest to enter a username and a password to be able to view the content. You may also set up URL forwarding or use personalized 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 will give you a lot more control over your sites and the way they perform.

.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting

You can use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our ground breaking cloud platform irrespective of which Linux cloud package you select when you sign up. What is more, if you need to use one of the functions that such a file offers, but you do not have a lot of experience, you will be able to use our .htaccess generator tool, that will provide you with an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and input only file names or URLs. That way, you could take advantage of an .htaccess file even though you may not know the syntax of the directives you need to use in general. With a few clicks, you will be able to forward a domain, to choose a different home page for a website, or to even set a different version of PHP for a certain website, which can be different from the version which your web hosting account uses.