Here at WPScale, the use of an .htaccess file isn’t possible, because it’s incompatible with NGINX servers.
.htaccess files (and in a broader sense, files starting with a dot) are indeed used on Apache, LiteSpeed and other servers, but on an NGINX server, you have other alternatives :)
What is an .htaccess file ?
This is a special file (starting with a dot) in which you can add specific directives such as:
- Manage access (restrict, block totally etc for IP addresses, forcing the use of identifiers) to a file/folder, a URL
- Perform redirections
- Add entries for the cache
- Change PHP settings on your account
- And lots more…
The most common uses with WPScale are:
- Performing redirections
- Adding entries for the cache
How to do it with WPScale ?
If you need to perform redirections, you can simply use the "Redirection" plugin, which is very powerful. You’ll find it at this address: Redirection plugin.
Concerning the cache, the plugins we recommend (W3 Total Cache and WP-Rocket) manage very well without .htaccess files, so you have nothing else to do other than activate the right parameters via your WordPress administration !
If you have other redirections that you want to add and that can't be handled by this plugin, or simply other rules to add, then feel free to contact us via our support page and pass them on to us so that we can add them for you.