If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a certain folder - either the main Internet site folder or another one below it. Whenever this function is active, a pop-up shall appear each and every time someone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured only the domain.com folder. When the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The option may be useful in a variety of cases - if only some individuals should be able to see particular files, if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

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

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to choose the specific folder you would like to secure with a few clicks and all you'll have to type in will be the username and the password that will be used to access it later. You'll not experience any issues even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, considering that you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate 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 a number of people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the very same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you'll recognize them by their small padlock icons.