If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to enable password protection for a given folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. If this option is activated, a pop-up will appear every time a person attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one will be able to access the secured content. The option may be helpful in numerous cases - if only a few individuals should be able to see particular files, if you are developing a site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, etc.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
All our Linux cloud website hosting packages
come with an exceptionally useful tool which will allow you to protect any folder in your account from unauthorized access with just 2 mouse clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia hosting CP, you'll only have to visit the Password Protection section, to choose the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder that has to be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to enter the username and the password which should be used in order to access the content in question. The feature shall be active immediately, so if you attempt to open the folder/website, you shall be prompted to enter the login details. You may create or remove multiple usernames for the same folder, if necessary. If you go to the File Manager section, all password-protected folders will be shown with a small padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will require several mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated packages
. We have an extremely helpful tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by people without experience. It is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and check out the Password Protection section, you will be able to choose the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you will have to enter the login name and the password that will be needed to access the folder in question and you will be all set to go. By following exactly the same steps, you are able to create several different login credentials for the very same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.