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 a different one below it. In case this function is turned on, a pop-up shall appear each and 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 info shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected only the domain.com folder. When the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody will be able to access the shielded content. The feature can be beneficial in various scenarios - if only certain individuals need to be able to see specific files, if you are building a website and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Web Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites within a web hosting account with our company. You will not have to do anything complicated - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be protected, and then to type 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 a variety of different usernames with access to the same exact 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 would like to disable the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the very same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will require just a few mouse clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder which you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages. We have an incredibly handy tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It's included in the Hepsia CP, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall be able to select the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the particular folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to type in the login name and the password that'll be required to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you can set up many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.