If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the primary site folder or another one below it. In case this function is turned on, a pop-up shall appear each time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected the domain.com folder. If the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one will be able to 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 particular files, if you are building a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything complicated - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it has to be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there will 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 within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is activated. If you wish to turn off the security 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 Servers
Protecting 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 integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to select the specific folder which you want to secure with a few clicks and all you will have to input will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You'll not experience any difficulties even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you'll be able to create various usernames for the same password-protected area, so a number of people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You shall be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you will detect them by their small padlock icons.