If you wish to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you could enable password protection for a particular folder - either the main site folder or another one below it. When this feature is active, a pop-up shall appear each and every time anyone attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link that goes a few levels deeper, so login details shall be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg if you have secured the domain.com folder. In case the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no way to get around this restriction, so you can rest assured that no one shall be able access the protected content. The option can be helpful in a variety of cases - if only a number of people must be able to see particular 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 Cloud Hosting
With the password protection tool supplied with every cloud hosting package that we offer, you will be able to protect any content that you have in your account with simply a few mouse clicks. Since the tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, it offers the same uncomplicated interface and you will not need any special skills to use it. When you check out the Password Protection section, you will need to select one of the domains or subdomains you have inside the account and then choose if the protection should be turned on for the main folder or for a subfolder. Then input the username and the password you want and you shall be set. A tiny padlock symbol within the File Manager section will tell you that a certain folder is password-protected. In the same exact way you shall be able to include numerous usernames and passwords for the same folder if you would like several people to have their own login credentials.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to set up password protection for any content which you have in your semi-dedicated server account. We've integrated an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel using which you shall be able to switch on the feature with a number of mouse clicks and without any difficulties, even if you are not quite tech-savvy. You will only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the exact folder that needs to be protected (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection will take effect immediately, so if you try to open the password-protected URL within your Internet browser, you will need to type the newly created login credentials before you can proceed. You'll also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of individuals, so you'll not need to share the same login credentials with everybody. Each password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon within the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders in no time.