If you want to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to activate password protection for a certain folder - either the primary site folder or a different one below it. When this function is active, a pop-up shall appear each time anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured just the domain.com folder. If the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there isn't any way to get around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one shall be able access the secured content. The option can be beneficial in a number of situations - if only a few individuals must be able to see particular files, if you are developing a site and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take just a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your websites within a shared website hosting account with us. You shall not have to do anything challenging - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it must be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of people need their own login details, there won't be a problem to make a variety of different usernames with access to the very same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you shall always know where this feature is enabled. If you want to disable the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the same section of the Control Panel where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require several mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an extremely effective tool, which has 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 as soon as you log in and navigate to the Password Protection section, you will be able to select the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the exact folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see two boxes where you shall have to type the login name and the password which will be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to create a variety of login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.