If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. When this function is active, a pop-up shall appear each time someone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured just the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody will be able to access the protected content. The feature may be beneficial in various scenarios - if only some people should be able to see certain files, if you are creating a website and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than several mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites inside a cloud hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything complex - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be secured, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you would like to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to choose the specific folder which you want to secure with a few clicks and all you'll have to type in shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You won't experience any complications even if you have never had a website hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to create various usernames for the very same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders easily either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their little padlock icons.