If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a certain folder - either the main site folder or any other one below it. If this feature is enabled, a pop-up will appear every time somebody 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 secured just the domain.com folder. If the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that no one will be able to access the protected content. The feature may be beneficial in a number of cases - if only some individuals should be able to see particular files, if you are building an Internet site and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Creating a password-protected area shall take no more than a couple of clicks and a few seconds when you host your Internet sites inside a shared hosting account with us. You'll not need to do anything challenging - you'll need to choose a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to enter the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. In case a number of people need their own login details, there won't be a problem to make a number of 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 function is active. If you'd like to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP where you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will take a couple of clicks to turn on the password protection feature for any folder you have, in case you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated hosting. We have an incredibly practical tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals without any experience. It is included in the Hepsia Control Panel, which you'll get to manage your new account and when you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you will be able to pick the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You shall also see two boxes in which you will need to input the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you shall be all set to go. By following precisely the same steps, you will be able to create many different login credentials for the exact same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.