If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can enable password protection for a certain folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. When this feature is turned on, a pop-up shall appear every time somebody attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured the domain.com folder. If the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody shall be able access the protected content. The feature can be beneficial in a number of scenarios - if only a number of individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than several clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a cloud hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything complicated - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is activated. If you want to disable the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the exact same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Securing any folder with a password shall be really easy if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, that is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to choose the exact folder you would like to protect with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll have to type will be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You will not encounter any issues even if you have not had a web hosting account before, since you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to switch on the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you shall be able to create various usernames for the very same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the secured folders very easily either in the same section of the CP or within the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their little padlock icons.