If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to activate password protection for a specific folder - either the main Internet site folder or any other one below it. When this function is turned on, a pop-up shall appear each and every time anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when 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 method of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The option can be useful in a number of scenarios - if only a number of individuals must be able to see specific files, if you are creating a website and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites in a web hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything difficult - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it must be protected, and then to input the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case 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 within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is active. If you want to disable the protection feature for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take just a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an extremely practical tool, which has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It's an element of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and as soon as you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you'll be able to choose the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes where you shall have to type in the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you are able to set up a variety of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.