If you'd like to keep some content hidden from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a specific folder - either the main site folder or another one below it. In case this option is turned on, a pop-up will appear each and every time somebody tries to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login details will be required for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg when you have protected only the domain.com folder. In case the credentials aren't valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there is no method of getting around this restriction, so you can be certain that no one shall be able access the shielded content. The feature can be beneficial in various cases - if only a number of people should be able to see particular files, if you are building a website and you don't want people to see it before it is completed, and so on.

Password Protected Directories in Cloud Website Hosting

Setting up a password-protected area shall take merely a couple of mouse clicks and a few seconds when you host your sites inside a cloud website hosting account with us. You will not need to do anything challenging - you will need to select a domain/subdomain, to choose which folder under it has to be protected, and then to input the login name and password that will be used to access that folder. If a number of individuals need their own login credentials, there will not be a problem to make a variety 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 will always know where this feature is activated. If you want to deactivate the protection feature for any folder, you can disable it from the exact same section of the CP in which you have enabled it.

Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will require a couple of mouse clicks to activate the password protection feature for any folder that you have, when you use one of our Linux semi-dedicated servers. We have an extremely effective tool, that offers a user-friendly point-and-click interface and which can be used by individuals with zero experience. It is an element of the Hepsia CP, that you will get to manage your new account as soon as you log in and go to the Password Protection section, you'll be able to pick the domain or subdomain which should be protected and then the particular folder - either the primary folder or any subfolder under it. You'll also see two boxes in which you will need to input the login name and the password which will be required to access the folder in question and you will be good to go. By following exactly the same steps, you will be able to set up many different login credentials for the same folder to give several people their own username/password. All secured folders will feature a small padlock sign in the File Manager section.