If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a given folder - either the main Internet site folder or a different one below it. Whenever this feature is turned on, a pop-up shall appear anytime anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured only the domain.com folder. If the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one will be able to access the secured content. The function may be useful in a variety of cases - if only a number of individuals must be able to see certain files, if you are developing a site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take just a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a cloud hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything complex - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to type the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login details, there will not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you want to disable the security feature for any folder, you can disable it from the very 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 really easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to choose the particular folder that you want to protect with a few mouse clicks and all you will have to input will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it subsequently. You'll not experience any problems even if you have not had a website hosting account before, because you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you will be able to set up different usernames for the same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders instantly either in precisely the same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their compact padlock icons.