If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can enable password protection for a specific folder - either the primary website folder or any other one below it. In case this feature is enabled, a pop-up shall appear anytime anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have protected just the domain.com folder. If the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one will be able to access the shielded content. The function may be beneficial in a number of situations - if only a few individuals need to be able to see certain files, if you work on an Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take only a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a shared web hosting account with our company. You won't have to do anything challenging - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be protected, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. In case a number of people require their own login details, there won't be a problem to set up several different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this option is activated. If you'd like to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to create password protection for any content that you have within your semi-dedicated server account. We have added an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel through which you will be able to enable the function with several mouse clicks and with no problems, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You will only need to choose the hostname (domain or subdomain), the particular folder that must be protected (the primary folder or a subfolder) plus the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you attempt to open the password-protected URL inside your Internet browser, you will have to type the newly created login details before you can proceed. Additionally, you'll be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not have to share the same login credentials with anyone. Any password-protected folder shall have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall be able to recognize such folders effortlessly.