If you would like keep some content concealed from the public eye, you can switch on password protection for a specific folder - either the main site folder or a different one below it. If this option is turned on, a pop-up shall appear each and every time somebody attempts to open the folder in question or clicks on a direct link which goes a few levels deeper, so login info shall be needed for www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg in case you have secured the domain.com folder. If the credentials are not valid, a “403 Forbidden” message will appear and there's no way to get around this restriction, so you can be sure that nobody will be able to access the protected content. The feature can be beneficial in a number of cases - if only certain individuals should be able to see certain files, if you are developing an Internet site and you don't want people to see it before it's completed, and so on.
Password Protected Directories in Shared Web Hosting
All of our Linux shared web hosting come with an exceptionally useful tool that will allow you to protect any folder within your account from unauthorized access with only 2 mouse clicks. Once you log in to your Hepsia web hosting CP, you will only have to navigate to the Password Protection section, to select the main domain or subdomain, to specify the folder which should be secured - the root folder or some folder under it, and then to input the username and the password which should be used so as to access the content in question. The function shall be activated right away, so if you try to open the folder/website, you'll be prompted to input the login credentials. You could create or remove many usernames for the very same folder, if required. When you check out the File Manager section, all password-protected folders shall be shown with a compact padlock icon.
Password Protected Directories in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to set up password protection for any content you have inside your semi-dedicated server account. We've included an easy-to-use tool to the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel via which you shall be able to enable the function with a number of clicks and without any troubles, even if you are not very tech-savvy. You'll only have to select the hostname (domain or subdomain), the specific folder that must be secured (the main folder or a subfolder) as well as the login name and password. The protection shall take effect immediately, so if you try to open the password-protected URL inside your browser, you will need to input the newly created login credentials before you proceed. You will also be able to give different usernames for the exact same folder to a number of people, so you will not need to share the same login details with anybody. Any password-protected folder will have a tiny padlock icon inside the File Manager section, so you will be able to recognize this kind of folders effortlessly.