If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to switch on password protection for a given folder - either the main website folder or a different one below it. If this feature is activated, a pop-up will appear each and every time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any way of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that no one will be able to access the shielded content. The function can be beneficial in a variety of scenarios - if only certain people must be able to see particular files, if you are creating an Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take only a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything challenging - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is enabled. If you'd like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password shall be very simple if you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to choose the exact folder you would like to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll need to enter will be the username and the password that will be used to access it afterwards. You won't encounter any issues even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you shall be able to set up numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so many people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their compact padlock icons.