If you'd like to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the primary site folder or any other one below it. When this feature is turned on, a pop-up will appear every time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured only the domain.com folder. If the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one will be able to access the shielded content. The option could be helpful in various situations - if only some people must be able to see certain files, if you are creating an Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites inside a hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything complicated - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to create several 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 disable 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
You shall be able to set up password protection for any content you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel through which you shall be able to switch on the function with a number of mouse clicks and without any troubles, even if you're not quite tech-savvy. You'll only need to pick the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder which has to be secured (the primary folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you make an attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your web browser, you will have to input the newly created login credentials in order to proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the very same folder to a number of individuals, so you will not need to share the same login credentials with everyone. Each password-protected folder shall have a small padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize this type of folders in no time.