If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you are able to activate password protection for a certain folder - either the main website folder or any other one below it. When this feature is activated, a pop-up will appear each time somebody attempts 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 when you have protected the domain.com folder. When the details aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there isn't any way of getting around this restriction, so you can be positive that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The function can be beneficial in a number of scenarios - if only certain people should be able to see particular files, if you are building an Internet site and you do not want people to see it prior to it being completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a password-protected area will take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company. You won't need to do anything difficult - you will have to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it should be protected, and then to input the login name and password which will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals require their own login credentials, there won't be a problem to create a number of different usernames with access to the same folder. All protected folders shall appear with a padlock icon in the File Manager section, so you'll always know where this option is activated. If you would like to turn off the protection function for any folder, you can deactivate it from the same section of the CP where you have enabled it.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers
Securing any folder with a password shall be very easy if you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company. A user-friendly tool, which is integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel, will allow you to select the exact folder that you want to secure with a couple of clicks and all you will need to type in shall be the username and the password which will be used to access it afterwards. You won't encounter any issues even if you have never had a hosting account before, considering that you don't need any previous knowledge or coding skills to enable the feature. If you repeat the same basic steps, you will be able to create different usernames for the very same password-protected area, so lots of people will be able to access a particular folder with their own login credentials. You'll be able to see the protected folders instantly either in exactly the same section of the CP or inside the File Manager section where you will identify them by their little padlock icons.