If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a particular folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. In case this feature is turned on, a pop-up will appear anytime somebody attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials 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 shielded content. The option may be beneficial in a number of situations - if only a few individuals must be able to see particular files, if you are building a site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so forth.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites within a website hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything difficult - you'll need to select a domain/subdomain, to select 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. In case a number of people need their own login details, there won't be a problem to set up a number of different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will 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 Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Securing any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, which is built into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to choose the specific folder you would like to secure with a few mouse clicks and all you'll need to enter shall be the username and the password that'll be used to access it afterwards. You won't experience any issues even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, due to the fact that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you shall be able to set up numerous usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so numerous individuals will be able to access a certain folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders conveniently either in the exact same section of the CP or in the File Manager section where you will identify them by their tiny padlock icons.