If you would like keep some content hidden from the public eye, you'll be able to switch on password protection for a given folder - either the main site folder or any other one below it. When this function is turned on, a pop-up shall appear each and every time anyone tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected only the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message shall 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 function can be beneficial in various scenarios - if only a few individuals need to be able to see particular files, if you work on a website and you do not want people to see it before it's completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area will take just a few clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites in a shared hosting account with us. You shall not need to do anything complex - you will need to pick a domain/subdomain, to pick which folder under it should be protected, and then to enter the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login details, there won't be a problem to make numerous 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 shall always know where this option is enabled. If you would like to turn off the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the same exact section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

Protecting any folder with a password shall be quite simple if you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us. A user-friendly tool, that's incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will enable you to pick the specific folder you would like to secure with a couple of mouse clicks and all you will need to type will be the username and the password which will be used to access it subsequently. You won't encounter any problems even if you haven't had a website hosting account before, since you do not need any previous knowledge or programming skills to enable the function. If you repeat the same very simple steps, you'll be able to create numerous usernames for the same password-protected area, so many people shall be able to access a given folder with their own login credentials. You will be able to see the secured folders at a glance either in precisely the same section of the Control Panel or in the File Manager section where you will recognize them by their little padlock icons.