How to create .htaccess files

How to create .htaccess files

This article shows how to use SiteWorx to create an .htaccess file for the entire domain as well as a specific directory.

Before proceeding

  • Before the .htaccess file features can be used, such as setting Access Control, creating custom error pages, and setting up MIME types, an .htaccess file must be created
  • Options set here will affect the entire site, including sub-domains. The .htaccess file will be installed into the webroot of your site. 
  • If you do not see the Add button, referenced in the following instructions, a domain-wide .htaccess file already exists.

Creating a domain-specific .htaccess file

  1. Log in to your SiteWorx account.
  2. From the main menu, click Hosting Features > Htaccess.
  3. In the Global Directory Options section at the top of the page, click Add.
  4. The following message displays at the top of the page: "The .htaccess file was added: <directory path name>".

Creating a directory-specific .htaccess file

These options will affect only the files within the corresponding directory and its sub-directories.
  1. Log in to your SiteWorx account.
  2. On the main menu, click Hosting Features > Htaccess .

  3. Within the Per Directory Options section, select the directory in which to create the .htaccess file from the Directory drop-down menu.

  4. If you would like the new .htaccess file to be enabled immediately upon creation, select Enabled from the Status drop-down menu.

  5. Click Add.

  6. You will see the following message: "The .htaccess file was added: [directory path name]".

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