If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. In case this function is activated, a pop-up will appear each and every time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one shall be able access the protected content. The feature can be useful in a variety of cases - if only some people need to be able to see particular files, if you are building an Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take no more than several clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything difficult - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be secured, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to set up several 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 feature is enabled. If you would like to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's built into the Hepsia CP, will permit you to pick the specific folder you would like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you will need to enter will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later on. You'll not encounter any complications even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the feature. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to set up different usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in exactly the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their tiny padlock icons.