.htaccess is a small text file that's placed either directly inside a domain folder or inside a subfolder to tell the web server how it should manage requests when a website or a folder that is part of it is accessed. A lot of famous scripts including WordPress and Joomla use an .htaccess file. If you get a great deal of fake traffic to your website, for example, you may block the access of certain IP addresses and third-party websites, or you may request the visitor to type in a username and a password in order to view the content. You could also set up URL forwarding or use personalized error pages for your site, prevent other sites from linking to your content directly and from using your account’s traffic quota, and so forth. An .htaccess file gives you much more control over your Internet sites and the way they work.
.htaccess Generator in Cloud Hosting
You may use an .htaccess file for any purpose on our innovative cloud platform no matter which Linux cloud hosting you pick when you sign up. In addition, if you need to use one of the functions which such a file offers, but you do not have much experience, you may use our .htaccess generator tool, that will offer you an easy-to-use interface where you can use checkboxes and type in only file names or URLs. In this way, you could use an .htaccess file even if you do not know the syntax of the directives that you have to use in general. With just a few clicks, you'll be able to forward a domain, to pick another home page for a website, or to even set a different version of PHP for a certain site, which may be different from the version that your hosting account uses.