If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a particular folder - either the primary Internet site folder or a different one below it. In case this option is activated, a pop-up shall appear each and every time somebody attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The feature can be beneficial in a number of scenarios - if only a few individuals need to be able to see particular files, if you are developing a website and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
When you use any of our cloud hosting
plans, you can set up password-protected areas effortlessly even if you have zero experience with this type of matters. We have included an extremely easy-to-use point-and-click tool in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all accounts, so you shall be able to protect any folder within just a few seconds. You'll only have to select a domain or a subdomain and the exact folder that has to be protected (the main one or a subfolder), and then to type in the desired username and password that'll be used to access the folder in question in the future. Every secured folder will have a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll be able to see at a glance what content is protected and what's not. If necessary, you could make several different sets of login details for the same folder.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Protecting any folder with a password will be very simple if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to pick the particular folder you'd like to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you'll need to type will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later. You won't experience any troubles even if you haven't had a web hosting account before, because you do not 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 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 at a glance either in the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their tiny padlock icons.