If you want to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a given folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. In case this option is active, a pop-up will appear every time anyone attempts 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 the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any way of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one will be able to access the protected content. The feature could be helpful in a variety of situations - if only some people must be able to see particular files, if you are developing an Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area shall take no more than a couple of clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites inside a shared hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything challenging - you'll need to pick a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be protected, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When a number of people need their own login credentials, there shall not be a problem to make numerous different usernames with access to the exact same folder. All secured folders will appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is activated. If you wish to turn off the protection function 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 Servers
Protecting any folder with a password will be really easy if you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will permit you to pick the exact folder you'd like to protect with a few clicks and all you'll have to type in will be the username and the password which will be used to access it later on. You'll not encounter any difficulties even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the function. If you repeat the same basic steps, you will be able to create various usernames for the very same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login details. You shall be able to see the protected folders at a glance either in the same section of the Control Panel or inside the File Manager section where you shall identify them by their compact padlock icons.