If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a given folder - either the primary site folder or another one below it. When this function is activated, a pop-up shall appear every time somebody tries 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 if you have protected only the domain.com folder. If the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any method of getting around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody shall be able access the shielded content. The function can be helpful in a variety of scenarios - if only some people must be able to see certain files, if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so forth.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Website Hosting
All our Linux shared website hosting
include an exceptionally handy tool that'll allow you to shield any folder in your account from unauthorized access with simply two clicks. As soon as you log in to your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, you will only have to go to the Password Protection section, to select 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 type in the username and the password that must be used in order to access the content in question. The function shall be active at once, so in case you attempt to open the folder/website, you will be prompted to input the login credentials. You can create or remove a number of usernames for the same folder, if needed. 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 Servers
Securing any folder with a password will be quite simple if you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us. A user-friendly tool, that is incorporated into the Hepsia CP, will allow you to pick the exact folder you would like to protect with a few clicks and all you'll need to type shall be the username and the password that will be used to access it subsequently. You will not encounter any troubles even if you have not had a hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or programming skills to activate the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you will be able to create various usernames for the exact same password-protected area, so a number of people will be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders easily either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you'll identify them by their tiny padlock icons.