If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can activate password protection for a specific folder - either the primary site folder or another one below it. When this feature is active, 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 info shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected the domain.com folder. When the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The feature could be beneficial in a variety of situations - if only certain individuals need to be able to see certain files, if you are developing a site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything challenging - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login details, there won't be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is enabled. If you wish to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to set up password protection for any content which you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel via which you will be able to enable the feature with a few mouse clicks and with no complications, even if you're not very tech-savvy. You will simply need to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder which has to be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you try to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you'll need to enter the newly created login details before you proceed. Additionally, you will be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with anybody. Each password-protected folder will have a small padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this type of folders in no time.