If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main Internet site folder or any other one below it. If this function is activated, a pop-up shall appear each and every time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected just the domain.com folder. If the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one will be able to access the shielded content. The function can be useful in numerous scenarios - if only a number of people should be able to see certain files, if you are developing a site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a website hosting
account with our company. You won't need to do anything complex - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is activated. If you want to deactivate the security feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will take a couple of mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
. We have a very effective tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It's included in the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the exact folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you will need to enter the login name and the password that will be required to access the folder in question and you will be good to go. By following the very same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.