Inside the a4host Site Control Panel, you can find an array of Advanced Applications. They’re developed for cloud hosting customers who’re familiar with taking care of their cloud hosting setting. However, on account of the simple to use user interface of the Site Control Panel, they are pretty easy to handle, even for newcomers. In addition, we’ve introduced a variety of meticulous how–to courses to help first–time clients swiftly find out how to work with the tools!

Hotlink Protection

Defend yourself from bandwidth theft

Whenever you create unique content material for one’s web site, it’s important to protect it from people who desire to use it without the need of your agreement. By reason of this, we’ve incorporated a specialized defensive software instrument in the a4host Site Control Panel. a4host’s Hotlink Protection tool is meant to defend all the graphics within your web site from being employed in any publications without having your permission.

The software tool is very simple to operate, without the need of setting needed whatsoever. All you should do is determine which domain name to shield and trigger the service.

Hotlink Protection

.htaccess generator

Automated generation of .htaccess files

At a4host, you have full access to the .htaccess file of your respective web site, and that means you can make as much alterations as you would like. Including a few lines to the settings file, you’re able to divert your website to another web address, or arrange security password defense for a picked out directory, etc.

Using the almighty .htaccess Generator within the Site Control Panel, you will not need to have any knowledge about .htaccess files whatsoever. Simply convey to the tool what you need to do and for which site, and then also click on the Save button. Our smart system will generate the .htaccess file suitable for you within seconds.

.htaccess Generator

IP blocking

Block malevolent IP addresses from your web site

Inside of the a4host Site Control Panel we’ve included a particularly convenient tool that permits you to limit entry to your websites by stopping a variety of IP addresses. Using the IP blocking tool, it is easy to put a stop to an IP address or an entire range of IPs from being able to view your website. To find out which IP addresses generate the ’undesirable’ website traffic to your website, you should check out the Stats Manager.

All of the IP addresses will be blacklisted straight away and no one will be able to see or gain access to your web site from them anymore.

IP Blocking

PHP configuration

Customize the PHP settings for one’s website

Along with any of the cloud hosting deals from a4host, you can choose the PHP build for use on your web sites – coming from aged PHP builds like PHP 4 to the newest stable versions. You can do that with merely a mouse–click. All of the changes are going to be carried out instantaneously. For each PHP build, you can get the php.ini file for your own site, in order to totally change the manner PHP works.

We offer a slimmer user interface, which allows you to speedily alter the most important PHP settings. Whenever you want, you could also go back to the default configuration so as to bring back a back up copy.

PHP Configuration

Cron Jobs

Set automatic scheduled tasks

If there’s some survey that you need to perform on a daily basis, or if there are many automatic chores you wish your website to perform, then cron jobs are exactly what you need. Within the a4host Site Control Panel, you can quickly set up and manage all types of cron jobs. We’ve got produced a very simple way for you to create a cron job. It normally takes just one minute for a fresh activity to be slated for execution.

Cron jobs are obtainable with our cloud hosting packs. Each encompasses a varied variety of cron jobs. More cron jobs can be obtained as an update when you need.

Cron jobs

Password Protection

Great way to shield your files

Password protection is actually an approach to protect your website’s content with a username and password to ensure that only pre–specified people have access to it. As an example, you will need username and password protection at the time you design your website and don’t want the search engines or other individuals to see it before it is set or whenever you want to have a private folder for your site with approved access.The Password Protection instrument bundled up in the a4host Site Control Panel will enable you to make it happen with merely a few clicks. You are the only person that knows the username and password necessary to log in if you do not share them with another person.

The password are going to be stored in an encoded file format, so nobody should be able to find it or check it out. You alone, as the website owner are going to be permitted to change it.

Password Protection

URL redirection

URL redirection with just a couple of clicks

In the a4host Site Control Panel, you are able to rather quickly redirect your domain to a different area by means of the URL Redirection instrument. It’s truly convenient–to–use – everything you should make is indicate exactly where your site is going to be pointing to. No requirement for virtually any .htaccess files, PHP redirections, DNS adjustments, etcetera to be set. Your domain will be rerouted for the fresh location straight away.

You are able to cease the domain name redirection at any time. What you need to do is go to the URL Redirection instrument and disable the website redirection. After that your site will begin to begin linking to the primary location.

URL Redirection