If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. Whenever this option is activated, 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 information will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected just the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that nobody will be able to access the secured content. The feature can be beneficial in a variety of cases - if only a number of people need to be able to see specific files, if you are building an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Hosting
All of our hosting
include an incredibly convenient tool which will enable you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with just two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, you will just have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be protected - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which must be used in order to access the content in question. The feature shall be active instantly, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login credentials. You could set up or remove a number of usernames for the very same folder, if needed. When you navigate to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a little padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take a few clicks to enable the password protection feature for any folder you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated servers
. We have an exceptionally practical tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It is included in the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and once you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be protected and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you will have to type the login name and the password that will be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following precisely the same steps, you will be able to create a number of login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders shall feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.