If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. When this option is enabled, a pop-up shall appear every time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured just the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can rest assured that nobody will be able to access the shielded content. The feature may be beneficial in various scenarios - if only a number of people must be able to see particular files, if you work on a site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take no more than a few mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting
account with us. You won't need to do anything difficult - you'll have to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create numerous different usernames with access to the same exact folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you will always know where this option is active. If you would like to disable the security 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
It will require a couple of mouse clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder that you have, if you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
. We have an incredibly helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people with no experience. It is a part of the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes where you shall have to type in the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you shall be all set. By following the exact same steps, you can create many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All protected folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.