If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a given folder - either the primary Internet site folder or a different one below it. If this function is enabled, a pop-up will appear every time a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that no one will be able to access the secured content. The function could be useful in numerous cases - if only a number of people need to be able to see particular files, if you are building a site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area will take just a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a shared web hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything complex - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to make a number of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this function is enabled. If you would like to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to select the particular folder which you want to protect 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 on. You won't experience any issues even if you have not had a web hosting account before, due to the fact that you do not need any previous knowledge or computer programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same simple steps, you'll be able to set up numerous usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people shall be able to access a certain folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the secured folders conveniently either in exactly the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their little padlock icons.