If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could activate password protection for a certain folder - either the main Internet site folder or another one below it. If this function is enabled, a pop-up will 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 details shall be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected only the domain.com folder. When the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one will be able to access the shielded content. The option can be useful in a number of scenarios - if only certain individuals must be able to see particular files, if you are building a site and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
Creating a password-protected area shall take merely several mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a cloud website hosting account with us. You won't have to do anything challenging - you'll have to select a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be secured, and then to type in the login name and password that'll be used to access that folder. When 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 exact same folder. All protected folders will appear with a padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this feature is activated. If you would like to turn off the security function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the very same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will take just a few mouse clicks to turn on the password protection function for any folder you have, in case you use one of our semi-dedicated servers
. We have an extremely helpful tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It's part of the Hepsia Control Panel, which you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you shall be able to pick the domain or subdomain that should be secured and then the specific folder - either the main folder or any subfolder under it. You will also see 2 boxes in which you shall have to type in the login name and the password that'll be necessary to access the folder in question and you will be ready. By following precisely the same steps, you can set up several different login credentials for the same folder to give several individuals their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.