If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a specific folder - either the main website folder or another one below it. Whenever this feature is enabled, a pop-up shall appear each and every time anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected just the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one shall be able access the protected content. The function may be helpful in a variety of cases - if only some people need to be able to see certain files, if you work on a site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take no more than a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a shared website hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything difficult - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is activated. If you wish to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is integrated into the Hepsia CP, will enable you to choose the particular folder that you want to protect with a couple of clicks and all you'll need to input will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You won't experience any issues even if you have not had a hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to create different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You'll be able to see the secured folders at a glance either in the exact same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their small padlock icons.