What is a .htaccess file?


What is an htaccess file

An .htaccess file is a file you can use in your account to tweak certain features of the web hosting software to better tailor your website. Some features include blocking IPs, preventing hotlinking, setting directory passwords, custom error messages such as 404 pages, changing the default index file, forcing use of SSL, blocking directory indexing and much much more!

Many features offered right from our control panel will write to your .htaccess file for you saving you time.

Example lines of an .htaccess file:

ErrorDocument 404 /error-pages/sorry-not-found.html ErrorDocument 503 /error-pages/not-available.html

AddHandler server-parsed .shtml Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes

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