If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to enable password protection for a particular folder - either the primary website folder or any other one below it. If this option is active, a pop-up will appear each time someone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody shall be able access the secured content. The function can be useful in a number of cases - if only certain people need to be able to see certain files, if you are developing a website and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites in a cloud website hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything challenging - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it must be protected, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of people require their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create a variety of different usernames with access to the same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is enabled. If you would like to deactivate 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 Servers

Protecting any folder with a password will be easy if you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's integrated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to select the specific folder you'd like to secure with a couple of clicks and all you'll have to type will be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You will not encounter any difficulties even if you have not had a web hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to set up numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals shall be able to access a particular folder with their own login details. You will be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in the exact same section of the Control Panel or within the File Manager section where you shall detect them by their small padlock icons.