If you'd like to keep some content concealed from the public eye, you could switch on password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. When this option is turned on, a pop-up shall appear each and every time a person tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login information will be necessary for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have protected the domain.com folder. In case the details are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one shall be able access the secured content. The feature could be helpful in a number of situations - if only certain people should be able to see certain files, if you are creating a site and you do not want people to see it before it is completed, etc.

Password Protected Directories in Shared Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds if you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company. You shall not need to do anything complicated - you will have to pick a domain/subdomain, to select which folder under it has to be protected, and then to type the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. When a number of individuals require their own login details, there shall not be a problem to create several different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will always know where this function is active. If you wish to deactivate the security function for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the Control Panel in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require several clicks to enable the password protection function for any folder which you have, if you use one of our semi-dedicated servers. We have an incredibly practical tool, that has a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with no experience. It's part of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account and when you log in and visit the Password Protection section, you shall be able to choose the domain or subdomain that needs to be secured and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see 2 boxes where you will have to type in the login name and the password that'll be needed to access the folder in question and you will be all set. By following the very same steps, you will be able to create many different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will have a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.