If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a specific folder - either the primary Internet site folder or another one below it. If this option is enabled, a pop-up will appear anytime someone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have secured the domain.com folder. In case the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The option can be beneficial in a variety of cases - if only a few people should be able to see specific files, if you are building an Internet site and you don't want people to see it prior to it being completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take only several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites within a website hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything difficult - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to set up numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is active. If you wish to deactivate the protection function for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require a couple of clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an incredibly handy tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and once you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you'll be able to choose the domain or subdomain that needs to be protected and then the specific folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see 2 boxes in which you will need to input the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you can set up several different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.