I didn't know where else to put this thread *sorry if it's in the wrong forum*

I want to go an a hiatus, and I found this .htaccess tutorial where you can redirect users from an old file or directory to a new file or directory...

I was wondering if I can do this for the whole site. (ie) Can I put this line in the .htaccess file?

Redirect / http://mysite.com/hiatusmessage.html

No you cannot do it, use 404 rather.